When you're deciding on a contractor, ask friends, neighbors, business associates, and the local NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) chapter for the names of reputable and quality-oriented contractors in your area that might do the kind of work you are looking for. If possible, get their Web addresses and visit their Web sites to get a better feel for what type of company they are.
Meet and interview several candidates. Decide beforehand what you want to ask. Here are some lists that may be helpful in your selection process: