How to Tips for Hiring the Right Home Building Contractor for Your Home Construction Project
By Mark J. Donovan
||When it comes to getting a home construction project done right nothing is more important than hiring the right home building contractor. Hiring the wrong building contractor inevitably leads to many headaches and heartaches. The trick is to have a thorough vetting out process when hiring the right home building contractor.
The first step in hiring the right home building contractor is to have a complete set of home construction plans for potential home building contractors to bid on. This way you can more easily compare responses from the various home building contractors.
The second step in hiring the right home building contractor is to find potential home building contractors to bid on your project. There are a variety of resources you can turn to for locating potential home building contractors for your project. However, the best place to start is to ask your family, friends and neighbors to see if they have any recent experiences with any local home building contractors.
|Besides getting names and phone numbers of potential home building contractors, you also get feedback on the contractors’ performances with this approach.
You can also check the phone book and internet for local home building contractors. When going this route, look for contractors that advertise their length of time in the business and whether or not they are licensed, insured and bonded.
While looking on line you may want to investigate national home building contractor referral companies, such as ContractorKey.
ContractorKey, for example, has a large national database of pre-screened and qualified contractors. Each contractor that is part of their database has been fully reviewed by ContractorKey to make sure that they are a reputable contractor. What is nice about ContractorKey is that there is no cost to you for locating home building contractors in your local area.
You simply fill out their free online form specifying your unique home construction needs and they forward your information on to 3 or 4 home building contractors in your area. The contractors then contact you to set up a time to meet with you and to review your home building plans.
|Once you have identified 3 or 4 potential home building contractors for your project you can review with them your home building plans.
When hiring home building contractors it is important to study their quotes carefully. Make sure they provide you with a complete home construction cost breakdown list of every phase of the project. The more detail in the home building cost breakdown list, the more likelihood of an accurate home construction cost proposal.
When interviewing home building contractors make sure to check their references.
It is important to check 3 or 4 of their references. Contact a couple of their more recent projects as well as a couple of their older projects. This way you can learn their current work habits as well as the quality of their work.
|To obtain accurate and consistent home building contractor quotes, see my Home Addition Bid Sheets. They provide a request for quote section that you can provide to prospective home building contractors. It also includes a comprehensive cost breakdown table, in Microsoft Excel format, that allows the home building contractor to include their projected home building costs for every phase of the project.||
To obtain accurate and consistent home building contractor quotes, see my Home Addition Bid Sheets. They provide a request for quote section that you can provide to prospective home building contractors. It also includes a comprehensive cost breakdown table, in Microsoft Excel format, that allows the home building contractor to include their projected home building costs for every phase of the project.
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