|Contractor selection guidelines|
|Selecting Your Contractor
Before you look for a contractor, think your project through from start to finish. Decide how you would like your finished remodeling project to look and how you will use it. Keep in mind colors, textures, lighting, storage and special needs.
Be prepared to tell the remodelor specifically what you want. They will transform your ideas into reality using expertise and professional knowledge, but only based on how much information you initially supply.
This helpful guide has a listing of Remodelors' Council Members who are members of the Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne who specialize in remodeling, renovation, restoration and home improvement. Also included are suppliers and sub-contractors.
It is recommended that you solicit two to three bids for your project
do not automatically accept the lowest bid! Make sure all bids are based on the same set of plans and specifications. Discuss the bids in detail with the contractor to make sure you understand the reasons for any variations of the price. Sometimes a higher price may be worth
Check the Contractor Out
Call to see if the following businesses have any information about the
Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne, Inc. 420-2020
Better Business Bureau 423-4433
Q: How long has the company been in business?
Ask the Contractor
After Choosing Your Contractor
Never sign a partial or blank contract! Prior to signing, carefully read each clause and ask questions. After signing, retain a copy of the contract. You usually have three working days to cancel the contract; your contractor should inform you of your cancellation rights orally and in writing and provide the cancellation forms.