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Selecting a Contractor

Questions To Ask A Contractor

Questions to ask your contractor and things to consider before you sign a contract:

  • How will my project be designed?
  • Do you have licensed architects on staff or do you use unlicensed draftspersons or sub out the design work?
  • What are the qualifications of the design staff?
  • How many revisions am I permitted during the design phase?
  • Is the design fee fixed or hourly?
  • Will I be presented with full color computer-generated renderings of the exterior of my building?
  • Is there one person who will be responsible for my job from start of design to the completion of construction and through the entire warranty period?
  • Who is this person and what are their qualifications?
  • Who will coordinate government approvals, permits, variance applications and environmental approvals?
  • Do I like the designs, aesthetics and functionality of the work shown?
  • Is the presentation of the builder’s past projects professionally organized? Is it neatly arranged, are the photographs clear?
  • How long have they been in business?
  • Are they licensed and fully insured?
  • Do they have recent references?
  • Do they have references from homeowners for whom they worked 5 –10 years ago?

Meet and interview several candidates. Decide beforehand what you want to ask. Here are some lists that may be helpful in your selection process:

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