Hiring Contractors

  • The Advantages of Hiring a Good Contractor with Experience - It seems like there is more bad stories about contractors than good ones. You never get to hear about the good things that a contractor does, because people are too busy focusing on the negative things that the bad ones do.
  • Interviewing a New Home Builder - Secrets From The Inside - If you're thinking about building a home, one of the first things you're going to need to do is find a reputable home builder. This isn't as hard as you think, but you had better plan on spending some time, before making your final decision.
  • Expert Advice on Hiring Contractors - Who could give you better advice than a contractor with 30 years of experience in the construction business? I was reading somewhere that it only takes 10 years to become an expert at something. With three decades of construction experience, I should be qualified to give expert advice on hiring contractors.
  • Hiring Contractor Secrets You Need to Know - Licensed Professionals - When George Washington was president, we didn't have the same problems today that we had back then. There weren't any licensing boards for contractors and if you couldn't build it or repair it yourself, there was a good chance that you weren't going to get it fixed or built.
  • Hiring Contractor Secrets You Need to Know - Quality and Experience - When the Wright brothers finally got their glider off the ground, man had flown for the first time. They were happy and like most homeowners finding a good contractor today seems to be something that we can be proud of. It's almost impossible to do, yet every once in a while, it happens.
  • Hiring Contractor Secrets You Need to Know - Cheapest Isn't Always Best - One of the richest people in the world, John D. Rockefeller was extremely frugal, but understood the importance of hiring skilled professionals. Even someone who was as frugal as John D. Rockefeller, wouldn't have hired the cheapest contractors and I'm going to tell you why.
  • Recession Remodeling - Taking Advantage of Contractors During Hard Times - I've never been the kind of person who's taken advantage of someone else, but plenty of people have taken advantage of me. Is it fair? No it isn't, but that's the way it is. When times are good, it's hard to find a contractor and even if you do, they will usually charge you a lot of money.
  • Shopping For Bargain Priced Contractors - Everyone's shopping for bargains nowadays and construction is no different. I'm receiving about 3 jobs out of 10 from everyone who's contacted me by telephone or through e-mail. I would imagine at least three out of 10 of these people aren't looking for value, they're looking for the lowest price. That's usually when I lose interest in our conversation.
  • The Dishonest Contractor Who Was Telling the Truth - A few weeks ago I was contacted by a homeowner who lived about 70 miles away from me. I usually don't hop in my car immediately, to give someone an estimate that lives that far away from me. I will either refer them to another contractor or have them send me some pictures about the project, if possible.