Remodeling Contractor Interview

Source: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

How do you weed out shady contractors and find the best professional remodelers? Be sure to ask these questions when interviewing candidates for your remodeling job:

  • Do you have General Liability Insurance?
  • Do you carry worker's compensation insurance?
  • Will you provide me with a written lien waiver?
  • Are you a member of NAHB Remodelers?
  • Will you obtain all the required building permits?
  • Do you guarantee your work?
  • Who will be in charge of the job?
  • Have you or your company been a party to any construction-related litigation within the past five years?
  • Will you provide me with written references or contact information of previous customers?
  • What percentage of your business is repeat or referral business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed in the last year?
  • How will you protect my home? What about protecting my children and pets?
  • How is cleanup handled?