How to Choose the Perfect General Contractor for your North Atlanta Remodeling Project

Finding the right contractor that fits your North Atlanta remodeling needs can be an overwhelming task, especially if you aren’t sure what you need to be looking for.

Discovering someone with the experience and correct insurance that can communicate with you to help make your dream home a reality is one of the most important steps to a remodel.

Here are a few guidelines to help ease the selection process.

Recommendations

When seeking a North Atlanta general contractor, ask around Marietta, Roswell, Kennesaw, Dunwoody and Alpharetta.

Personal referrals work because you will have a certain level of trust and can get real insight into how a contractor works.

Be sure to do research online about the contractor. Try to find good and bad reviews, so you can ask potential questions about previous projects.

Sites like Home Adviser, Houzz, BBB and Angie’s List are also great resources, containing thousands of previous client reviews and recommendations.

Also, be sure to ask your contractor for references and a portfolio of similar projects.

Atlanta Experience

You want to find a company who has a long-lasting history in the North Atlanta. A company that has an experienced network to complete any and all parts of your project and has been invested in the area.

Quality Craftsmen has been doing renovations and new construction in the North Atlanta area for 25+ years.

Licensed and Insured

Once you have found some potential contractors, call and ask for a copy of the contractor’s license, and check that it is still in good standing.

They must be familiar working with your Metro Atlanta city for permit approval. This will prevent potential delays down the road.

Another credential to ask for is the contractor’s proof of insurance. Just like with the license, you should check that the policy is still in good standing.  Not all insurance is created equally!  It’s imperative that they have general liability but also Workers Compensation to protect you in the event of an injury during your renovation.

Some contractors have ghost coverage, which means that is a subcontractor gets hurt on the job the homeowner could be liable. Make sure the contractor your hire has quality insurance that will keep you from being liable.

At Quality Craftsmen, we have full-coverage insurance for all our subcontractors who will enter your home. We also have a construction foreman on site at all working hours, so a qualified supervisor is present at all times.

Once you have done your homework, be sure to finalize a contract BEFORE any work begins!

As with any contract, you want to make sure it is legally binding, and easy to access. Once the contract is signed, make several copies as well as a digital copy for your records.

Communication

Nobody likes having workers in their home for weeks or months at a time. No matter how badly you want that new kitchen or bath, you will at least get annoyed and want your house back.

That’s why it’s important to find a contractor that can communicate the project’s timetable and answer any questions you have.

Be sure to discuss their fees and methods to ensure that your budget can accommodate to the estimate and any possible overages.

Quality Craftsmen can easily walk you through the remodel process and transform that vision into a hassle-free reality. Let us help you fall in love with your home all over again.

You can call us at (404) 483-7446. Or simply fill out the contact form and a Quality Craftsmen Representative will contact you!

 

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