Get References

I hear it all too often how people are victimized by contractors. Here are some helpful hints for not getting burned:

1. Verify that you are dealing with a licensed contractor. Ask to see a license, not just a contractors license number.
2. Get the job in writing.
3. Make sure the payment schedule is fair. Be weary of the “half at signing, half at completion”
4. Make sure a permit is being pulled before the start of the job.
5. Get at least 3 references from his customers in your area and go and see the work if necessary.
6. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
7. Utilize the internet to educate yourself on common procedures and timelines.

I hope you find this list helpful and you can alway write me if you have any questions or contact me at