- First Tip: Licensed and Insured – Make sure your contractor is a GA State licensed contractor. Licensed are usually more trustworthy and professional. You can go to the state of GA licensing board website. Also make sure your contractor is insured to protect you against any possible accidents or damage to your property during the construction phase of your project.
- Second Tip : Make sure the contractor is Experience. Is the contractor experience for your project- Different projects require different experience…”Like you would not hire an interior decorator to pour a concrete sidewalk at your house… you would select a General Contractor to manage the project or you would hire a concrete subcontractor if you want to manage the work yourself.
- Third Tip: References –check references…make a scheduled site visits to the proposed contractor current or completed projects similar to your project. Look for a Clean and Safe site, look for quality craftsmanship, and talk to the past or current clients…..do not just dial a number…. get out and see what is going on.
Good post Mr. Mitchell.
I'd add - Review the Contract (assuming the GC presents you with one). Look for up front costs and total costs, scope of work included (and not included!) and the operating terms and conditions for which the owner or GC is responsible. It is a great way to start and open wide the communication channel for a successful project (or not!).
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