Matawan, NJ (PRWEB) March 13, 2014
Licensed, Bonded And Insured
Make sure the company has a business license & insurance requirements. General contractors, electricians, HVAC businesses and plumbers are all required to have a business license, and cities make license listings available to the public either online or in-person via their code enforcement departments.
Ask Family Members And Friends For Referrals
Family and friends are more apt to give candid referrals and explain what the home improvement company did right and wrong and how much the project cost as well as how long it took to complete.
Ask Contractor For References From Past Work
All contractors should have references from their past completed projects. Ask the company for three or four references that you can call to get details about the work and the company’s performance. Most individuals are more than happy to talk up a good business, and sometimes their even willing to show off the work.
Check The BBB
Before deciding to hire a contractor, check their BBB rating. Companies do not need to be a member of the BBB or be BBB accredited to have a rating, but BBB accreditation means that the company meets all of the Better Business Bureau’s standards, including building and maintaining trust with consumers and advertising honestly. In addition, the company has to have been in business longer than 12 months, have and maintain a business license & insurance, according to their industry, not be involved in any negative government actions and maintain a rating of “B” or higher.
Get It In Writing
Lastly, before agreeing to have any work performed, get everything in writing before you sign the contract. The contract should include the start and end dates, the details of the work to be performed and the total costs for materials and labor. It should also stipulate whether the business or the client is paying for materials up-front.
If you follow these suggestions, you’ll be less likely to hire a bad company and more likely to find a company that will perform the work professionally and finish on-time and within budget.
Stone Creek Builders LLC is located in Matawan and can be reached by calling (732) 566-0395. For more information, visit http://www.stonecreekbldrs.com.
About Stone Creek Builders
The founder of Stone Creek Builders has been a leading provider of building, remodeling and restoration services for over 20 years. Stone Creek Builders provides general contracting, remodeling, insurance restoration, house lifting, and storm reconstruction services to clients in central and shore regions of New Jersey. Contact us at (732) 566-0395 or visit our website at http://www.stonecreekbldrs.com for more information