Dunwoody, Ga. (PRWEB) October 14, 2009
Detail Design and Remodeling, a remodeling contractor serving Atlanta and the surrounding areas, has just announced the release of a free consumer education guide. It is called Code of Ethics & Competency Contractor Standards Guide: How to Choose the Right Contractor…The First Time.
Author Robert Warren, himself a general contractor for over 20 years and co-founder of Detail Design and Remodeling, felt this type of publication was necessary in order to help the average homeowner in need of remodeling or building services.
"Over the years, we have spoken to a number of homeowners who have gotten into nightmare situations by dealing with contractors who didn't deliver what was promised," states Warren. "Perhaps the renovation project was left unfinished, or the workmanship was substandard, or the final bill was much higher than the original estimate. After doing some research, I was surprised and embarrassed to find out that contractors receive more complaints than any other industry, according to the Better Business Bureau."
Motivated by that information, and wanting to prevent more consumers from having to go through the hassle of dealing with contractor problems, Warren began working on the Contractor Standards Guide.
"Just about anyone with a hammer and a truck can call himself a contractor," continued Warren. "If you are looking to hire someone to do work on your home, there are certain questions to ask, credentials to see, and other factors to look for. The Contractor Standards Guide provides all of the information that a homeowner needs in order to choose the right contractor."
The 24-page, fully-illustrated Guide, available for free, includes checklists of specific items to look for in the areas of company stability, reputation, professionalism, and quality workmanship.
"We are happy to provide this information to the general public," Warren concluded. "A homeowner that knows how to choose a contractor is much more likely to see the successful completion of a home improvement project. We are proud to help make that happen."
Detail Design and Remodeling has been offering professional remodeling and renovation services to homeowners throughout the Atlanta area for over 20 years. The company's stated goal is to simplify the home improvement process, bringing creativity and "state of the art" thinking to clients by always working hard to exceed customer expectations.
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