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posted by TrueNorth Companies on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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3 Top Questions to Ask When Hiring a Contractor

Whether your home improvement projects are large or small, hiring a reliable, qualified and competent contractor is vital to any successful project. With this in mind, here are 3 top questions to help you with making this important decision:

  1. Is the company state-licensed and registered?
  2. What kinds of permits are required for the project?
  3. Does the company guarantee a finish date?

After you’ve conducted contractor interviews and have narrowed your options down to your top choices, ask them to provide proof of coverage for workers’ compensation and general liability.

Once you’ve obtained proof of coverage from each contractor, ask them for a written bid. The bid should include materials, labor rates and a time frame to complete the job.

When you have several bids, it’s wise to check the references provided by each of the contractors. Ask the references if they were pleased with the work done. From there, choose the contractor that offers the best price for your budget and holds a respected reputation.

Have questions or looking to add to your policy?

Call us today at (319) 364-5193 or schedule time with us.


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