By Readers Digest
Glowing reviews on a home service website doesn’t necessarily mean a contractor is good. These are the real signs you should look for before you sign on the dotted line.
You’re off to a great start finding a contractor after searching on a popular home service online directory. A few contractors are matched with your project and the calls start coming—from one contractor with the same voicemail recording several times in one hour. That’s persistent but also a sign the company is desperate for business says Michael Bordes, president, AA Jedson Company, LLC. Still, the contractor has great reviews so you set up a time to get an estimate. Then the contractor arrives two hours late and offers no apologies for the tardiness. “Punctuality in the construction business is extremely important and should be the main precedence on how your relationship begins with the client,” says Bordes. Here’s exactly what you need to do to find the right contractor for your project.