Whether you are installing concrete for your new driveway or remodeling your entire home, you’re going to be making a significant investment. For this purpose, we recommend that you do a bit of research on the companies you contact, more than the products or design styles.
Many homeowners spend tons of time looking at HGTV magazines and blogs, which is fantastic and a perfect place to start for some ideas. However, put just as enough time, if not more, into WHO you hire for the job.
Here are a few suggestions:
Make sure they are local
If their not, they will need extra time to travel and might not be able to respond to an emergency quickly.
Make sure they follow local building codes
If they don’t, you will need to call another person to redo the job later.
Ask them to show you pictures of their work
Make sure their building style matches what you need.
Ask if they offer a guarantee on their labor (and products)
Make sure that in the contract or agreement, they guarantee that their work will be done right and not fall apart as soon as they drive away.
Ask them how long they have been in business
Make sure they have experience with the process, vendors, and typical building mishaps.
Check their reviews/recommendations online
Check out what the locals have said about them.
Make sure you trust them
If you get a funny feeling in your gut, trust it. Move on to another person.