There's perhaps no better way to vet the reputation of a contractor than simply asking some of their existing customers. The old advice of “ask for 3 references” is just too easy to game, so you’ll need to get a little tougher with your contractor to protect yourself. Don't be afraid to demand that any contractor you are considering hiring can produce media mentions, professional certifications, or first-hand testimonials when making a decision. A home renovation or remodel can be expensive, and when your money is on the line, you want to make sure you're asking the right questions and feel confident about hiring the right contractor.
Why It’s Important: If a contractor has been in business for any length of time—and doing a good job—they will most likely have been written about in a magazine or newspaper, received an award of some kind, or become certified from an association or trade organization. Ask for press clippings, professional certifications or awards -- and do some internet sleuthing. Check your BBB for complaints and ratings, but there's nothing better than simply asking someone who has already hired the contractor what they think about the quality of work and the quality of communication about timelines and costs.
[ rep·u·ta·tion (n.) The general estimation in which a person is held by the public; the state or situation of being held in high esteem. ]
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