Your home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make that’s why it’s important to choose the right contractor for your next home improvement project. But how do you go about finding the best contractor for the job? At Orbe Construction in we pride ourselves in providing the best customer serve and satisfaction in the Baltimore & DC area. We offer top quality craftsmanship in every job at competitive affordable rates. Here are some of the determining factors that we recommend using when selecting your next contractor:
Word of mouth
Ask around for opinions. Inquire with friends and neighbors who have had work done on their homes. Satisfied customers are best referral for any service company. Any company can advertise and create a slick web site. Be mindful while shopping at suppliers as they may try to steer you towards a contractor of their choice. You can even ask contractors to speak with customers from their referral or testimonial list.
Perform a background check
Check with local building agencies and even the Better Business Bureau to make sure that your potential contractor is not only reputable but also licensed and insured for their specific work. They should also be recognized in their trade with an affiliation.
Get Written Estimates
As a rule when bidding out a project you should always acquire three separate bids. The estimates given to you should entail the work, timeframe, material and labor required. When requesting a bid make sure your potential contractor has all of the fine details involved in your remodel including specific materials of your selection to produce an accurate bid.
Be on the look out for contractors who tout bargain prices but can not offer an exact final cost. Also, it is best to steer clear of “neighborhood” contractors who claim they are performing work in your community and offer to use leftover materials at a discount.