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Choosing a Reputable Contractor

August 27, 2015

Having a reputable contractor is essential for completing any remodelling or construction work in a timely, cost-efficient and satisfactory manner—from explaining procedures and predicting schedules to calculating costs. Without someone dependable, you risk trusting an unscrupulous contractor with the worksite, a situation that easily lends itself to manipulation and exploitation.

As a business owner or manager, you must choose a trustworthy contractor who can manage your worksite and always act in your best interest. This guidance will show you how.

Tips for Choosing a Contractor

When choosing a contractor, consider your choices carefully and vet each potential candidate. Selecting a reliable contractor can greatly reduce the possibility of serious accidents and costly delays. Follow these tips to ensure you choose a reputable, honest and trustworthy contractor.

 

Health and Safety Questions to Ask Your Contractor

Interviewing contractor candidates can seem daunting—even if you have interviewed potential employees before, interviewing contractors is different. You are entrusting them with the weighty responsibility of overseeing an entire project. When meeting with your contractor candidates, begin by asking them the following questions to gauge their adherence to health and safety regulations:

 

Things to Get in Writing

No matter how trustworthy your contractor, you should always have verification in case there is a dispute over things like pricing or the construction schedule. Capture every agreement on paper so you have a physical record. You should especially get the following four things in writing:

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