Need help finding a good general contractor in Cleveland Ohio

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Need help with finding good general contractors in Cleveland Ohio.

I have a house in Richmond Hts will be transform to a rental property. Need some renovation before rent it out. Have a hard time finding a general contractor since I am out of states. The good one with recommendations is busy all the time. Others are someone asking for 75% upfront as a deposit on a 5000$ project. Is this normal?  

Also I am getting a duplex in Lakewood that need some updates as well. 

Thanks in advance!

Originally posted by @Chompunut Asava-aree :

Need help with finding good general contractors in Cleveland Ohio.

I have a house in Richmond Hts will be transform to a rental property. Need some renovation before rent it out. Have a hard time finding a general contractor since I am out of states. The good one with recommendations is busy all the time. Others are someone asking for 75% upfront as a deposit on a 5000$ project. Is this normal?  

Also I am getting a duplex in Lakewood that need some updates as well. 

Thanks in advance!

 Deposits up front are totally normal. 75% is a little steep but that's probably due to the fact that you are out of town & the contractor doesn't know or trust you. Most contractors aren't used to working with those who are not local.

James Wise, Real Estate Agent in OH (#2015001161)
216-661-6633

Hey Chompunut, 

I would NEVER give a deposit!

I can tell ya the good and bad in town if ya want to message me. Dont want to promote or slam folks on public forum. 

I have worked with a TON of those guys in NE Ohio,. they are a different breed, LOL

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