The horror stories alone are enough to make anyone forgo home improvement forever
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2008
MyHome LLC (http://myhomeus.com), the leader in complete remodeling solutions, recently announced its new initiative to educate the general public about the pitfalls of hiring a general contractor in the New York Metro area. MyHome's unique publication "15 Critical Questions To Ask Your Contractor," and their extensive customer-education based website (http://myhomeus.com) and movie are the first steps in this effort to raise awareness about the right way to go about this often-difficult process. By better enabling consumers to recognize the dangers that can significantly damage one's home and financial stability, MyHome hopes to set a new standard in an industry known for its wide company disparities.
"The horror stories alone are enough to make anyone forgo home improvement forever," says MyHome President Mayan Metzler. "We've heard about desertions mid project or families spending months with holes in their walls, but there is another way . . . a better way," Metzler says, referring to MyHome's benchmark business practices that have been garnering notice everywhere from "The Today Show" to Forbes.com.
Alarmed by the former experiences of their clients (some of whom have been gouged by unethical or incompetent contractors who refuse to complete work or cause irreversible damage), Metzler soon realized the value of providing a trustworthy rudder for navigating the market.
"Of course, hiring the most qualified and reputable contractor is the best way to avoid poor craftsmanship, delays, and expensive mistakes," says Metzler. "The real trouble is how to decide."
The first step, according to MyHome, in evaluating a contractor is to review their project portfolio. Review "before and after" pictures of similar work and be sure to call the contractor's references to speak about his or her performance and ability to meet deadlines. It's also prudent to ask the contractor about their current workload, because a contractor that's too available might be a red flag for inexperience. On the other hand, if a contractor is too busy, the less time he/she will have for new clients. Most important is to procure at least a two-year warranty on the contractor's labor and materials. If the company won't provide a warranty, it's possible that potential clients might find themselves paying twice for the same renovation.
Troubleshooting these and the many other industry problems is the focus of MyHome's commitment to providing personalized service backed by the unparalleled project management skills of a big NYC contracting corporation.
"Unlike small contractors, we're a corporate institution and our livelihoods aren't hinged on any one project. This means we can afford to be accountable and won't disappear if there's a mistake," Metzler says. "The reason we offer a five-year warranty on labor and materials is to deliver the piece of mind most homeowners are looking for. And establishing trust is what this business should really be about."
For more information log on at http://www.myhomeus.com or schedule an interview with Mr. Metzler for complete details on the contracting business.
MyHome is a full-service renovation and construction firm focused on client relations. A corporate leader in delivering world-class service for about ten years, MyHome designs, manages, builds, and coordinates every part of your construction or renovation project. With recent media coverage from Forbes.com to NBC's "The Today Show" MyHome's development projects are getting noticed nationwide. For more information visit http://www.myhomeus.com.