Hiring a contractor for medium and large jobs can be a stressful thing. Here are a few helpful tips to make the process smoother for both parties:
Know what you want
Spend some time thinking about what you want and how you want it to look. Often times people overlook details such as style of cabinet doors, whether the shelves need to be adjustable or fixed, and what exact color you want. Gather photos from online sources if you have trouble finding the words to express your ideas.
Set a budget
We understand that it isn’t always possible to guess how much a custom job might cost. And if you know someone who had similar work done, bids from multiple contractors can be all over the map. Our free phone consultation can give you a rough idea of what you might expect when it comes to price.
Check the license
It’s easy for anyone to call themselves a contractor. But by only hiring a state licensed contractor you have more protections than you would by hiring someone who hasn’t gone through the process. In Arizona, a license can be verified at roc.az.gov. Contractors doing work totaling $1000 or more are required to be licensed.
Get a detailed quote
Our quotes include multiple drawings, a detailed list of materials and a comprehensive scope of work so you fully understand what we are doing, and also what we are not doing. This document can be used to ensure all work agreed upon has been performed.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Whether it’s about materials, scheduling, the finish or anything else we want you to be comfortable when it comes to decision time.
Lately we have had to keep our bids good for a period of 14 days due to the volatility of the lumber market. Don’t feel like you need to make your final decision in one, two or three days. Make sure all the details have been covered before you agree to the work.