Choosing the right general contractor can be a hard task. Whether you’re looking to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, basement, or just a small home improvement task, it’s important to choose someone who is honest and reliable.
There are a lot of things to consider when making this decision. Lucky for you, we’ve teamed up with O’Connor Construction, General Contractors of NJ, to provide you with exactly what you need to know when choosing a contractor in New Jersey.
Are they able to take on your project size?
This is an important question to ask. Contractor companies come in many different size – some small, some big. Knowing that your job is going to be completed by a construction company that has the resources and team to complete it efficiently is important. Some companies overestimate jobs and are unable to complete them. That’s why people always hear about those horror stories of contractors leaving in the middle of big jobs.
What types of jobs do they specialize in?
Some general contractors are great home builders, some are great at remodeling. Try to find one that specializes in what you are having done. Here at Lyndale and O’Connor our speciality is room remodeling (kitchen, basement, bathroom, etc), waterproofing, and mold removal. These are the jobs we are very good at and enjoy providing for our customers.
How many other projects are they currently working on?
This is a question that often gets overlooked but is important to ask. Contractors are always working on more than one job at a time and sometimes they “overbook” themselves. This can lead to timelines having to be extended or worse, jobs being uncompleted. Make sure the contractor you go with is not over worked and has the time and resources to complete your home improvement project.
There it is, the top three questions you should ask before hiring a general contractor. Thanks to Harry over at O’Connor Construction for helping us out with this post!
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