AZ HouseContemporary Entry, Toronto
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Get the names of the contractor’s last three to five clients and ask all of them these questions. Did the contractor seem knowledgeable and resourceful?Was he on budget?Was he on time?If there were delays or cost overruns, was it the contractor who caused them? If so, how did he deal with them?Did the client feel the contractor worked collaboratively to come up with mutually satisfactory resolutions to problems, or was the tone combative? Were the clients happy with the workmanship and the contractor’s subcontractors’ work?Did he keep a clean site? How was he with follow-up after completion? Did he come back in a timely fashion to deal with inevitable drywall cracking and nail pops?You want to confirm that no red flags pop up as you go through this part of the process. Generally you are looking for contractors who deliver a consistent level of client-first service. Those contractors that do are almost never the cheapest to hire, but sometimes the extra 2 to 10 percent in cost can be worth it.