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Mike’s Cheat Sheet: How to Hire the Right Contractor
By Mike Holmes
Mike’s Advice / Kitchen Renovation
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 @ 12:40pm
Finding the right contractor and setting up the job will take longer than doing the job itself. If you’re in a rush, put it off.
Learn what it takes to do the job right – not to do it yourself, but to know what questions you need to ask and the answers a pro would give you.
And not just 3. Go see as many jobs completed by the contractor as possible, including projects done years ago. These tell you the performance and durability of their work.
Do a background check
Make sure they have the proper insurance with minimum liability coverage of $5 million. Call their insurance company to verify their coverage and that it hasn’t expired.
Get in writing
Before hiring a contractor review their proposal and quote. They should include every detail about the job. If they’re vague, move on.