When looking for contractors, This Old House recommends starting by asking your family and friends for personal recommendations. You should then call your prospective contractors and ask them detailed questions about their past professional experience, their current workload, their financial references and other concerns. You should always also meet in person with at least three or four contractors before making a final decision.
- To get a good home renovation contractor you can talk to any building inspector in your area because they know a lot of home renovators.
- The local lumberyard is a place where they see contractors on a regular basis so you can pay a visit to it.
- After you have made a list of potential contractors you can hire, then the next step is to start calling them one after the other.
“Start with your friends and family and then check in with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for a list of members in your area.”