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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
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Slow Down

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.


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Educate yourself

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.


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Check references

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.


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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.


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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.

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