How to Choose the Right Contractor

Your home is probably the biggest single investment you’ve ever made, and when it needs repairs you’ll want to work to with a home improvement contractor you can trust to protect your assets. Renovations are always a headache, but they don’t have to be if you have the right contractor by your side. By doing a little bit of homework first, you’ll be able to ensure that your project stays on schedule, on budget, and exceeds your expectations.

Contact the BBB

The Better Business Bureau is the first resource you should use in your search for a home remodeling contractor. The BBB issues ratings to businesses based on their track record and they maintain a database of consumer complaints, so if a contractor you are considering has been known to skip out on jobs before the work is done, the BBB will likely know about it. They will also have records of their licenses and will be able to let you know whether their licenses are still valid. Give the BBB a call before making any hiring decisions to ensure that the company you’re considering does not have any complaints against them.

Trust word-of-mouth

There’s no better recommendation than one that comes from a trusted friend! Ask around for personal recommendations from people you can trust, because they are the most likely to give you an honest and unbiased opinion. In addition to asking friends, you may also want to post on neighborhood recommendation sites such as Nextdoor or Houzz to get a sense of which contractors come well-recommended.

Ask for references

If you are tempted to work with a company that you did not find through a personal referral, be sure to ask them to give you a few references before finalizing your decision. Any reputable contractor will be happy to put you in touch with other happy customers so you can learn more about what it was like to work with them. If a contractor outright refuses to supply references, then this can be a major red flag that they have something to hide.

Albrecht: the home remodeling experts you can trust

If you’re looking for a home improvement contractor you can trust to get the job done right, trust Albrecht Properties & Home Improvements! We work with clients throughout Maryland, including Annapolis, Severna Park, Crofton, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Pasadena, and Glen Burnie and we can bring your ideas to life. We also offer FREE estimates! Give us a call at (410) 360-7703 today to schedule your no-obligation quote.