Choosing the Right General Contractor

Choosing the Right General Contractor
April 2, 2018 Kristina Ray
In General Roofing

CHOOSING THE RIGHT GENERAL CONTRACTOR to fit you and your family’s needs is extremely important. This task can be very stressful and can even be the hardest part of your renovation project. But how do you find a General Contractor who can complete the job from start to finish with integrity and quality workmanship? Someone who will be honest, do the job right and not cut corners for an extra buck.

Start by asking family, friends and neighbors. Your best bet is to find someone you know with personal experience and get the name of their contractor. Here at Ray & Sons Construction 75% of our new business is through word of mouth. We are proud to say that our clients are so happy with our work that they pass on our information to others.

Always ask for references. Any decent General Contractor will be able to give you references you can call. These people are often very satisfied with the work and say nothing but good things. So think about your questions before you call, like what type of roof was installed or exactly what work was performed. Make sure they give you detailed answers.

Read reviews online. A General Contractor can give you references that are happy with their work, but the truth comes out in online reviews. Google, the Better Business Bureau, Facebook , etc. all have places to leave a review and this is where you will find out more accurate information about the contractor.  This would also be a good time to check licenses, accreditation and litigation history, as well.

Ask more questions. How long have they been in business? Do they have insurance? Exactly what work will be performed? How long will it take? What materials will be used? These are all common questions and very easy to answer. However, each job is different so be specific.

This is your home, your number one investment! You want the job to be done to code, uphold manufacturer warranties and look amazing. So don’t hesitate to do everything it takes to find the right General Contractor.  At Ray & Sons Construction you will have a dedicated project manager to help you and guide you through every step of the job. Contact us today for a free inspection and estimate.