Want to know what to look for when hiring a home remodeling company? You have come to the right place!
We know figuring out which home remodeling company to hire in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia can be very stressful and overwhelming. With so many options, you want to make sure you pick the right one for you. Of course, you’ll want to work with a trusted company that has your best interest at heart, the right qualifications, excellent training, and responsive communication.
But how do you know the companies you consider have these above-average qualities? If you follow these steps and tips provided by Georgia Home Remodeling, finding the perfect home remodeling company will be a little easier.
Continue reading to get expert advice about choosing the right home remodeling company for your needs.
Any decision of any value requires research. In most cases, you’ll get the best information by asking around. See what your neighbors, friends, and family have to say about the companies they may have used in the past. However, these sources are sometimes limited depending on the crowd of people you surround yourself with.
So, suppose you don’t have reliable people to receive trusted suggestions from. In that case, your best source of information will likely be the internet.
Here are some essential factors to consider while researching your future home remodeling company:
Home renovation and restoration projects can range from painting a room to building a home and everything in between. So, you’ll want to look for a full-service home remodeling and renovation company that can handle any job and creates the custom home solution you want.
If you hire a high-end company, you’ll only have the option to pay for high-end services. Hiring a company that works with all budgets can give you options for pricing to achieve your goals based on your specific budget.
Look for an experienced team with solid leadership and various skilled artisans. Keep an eye out for carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, flooring specialists, HVAC professionals, and potentially more!
Firms that have been around for a while usually have an excellent reputation, or they wouldn’t still be in business. Go to their website and see how long the company has been established. If it’s been for a couple of decades or longer, this may mean the team is honest, trustworthy, and dependable. These are traits you certainly want in a home remodeler.
Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and will feel the impacts of those decisions. This quality helps to ensure the home remodeling company will have the best intentions.
Check their online reviews to see what other people are saying. You can look at their reviews on Facebook, Google, Yelp, Kudzu’s “Best of,” Angie’s List, etc. The company should have plenty of great reviews if they are any good.
Suppose you notice several unsatisfied clients writing negative reviews. In that case, you might want to cross that company off your list of considerations.
One of the best indicators that your home remodeling company is legitimate and can be trusted to do a professional job is an A+ Accredited Business rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Before you hire a remodeling company, you should ensure that they are licensed and insured.
You may also want to check if the company requires its employees to pass a background check for your safety. And finally, ask about their certifications in their field of work. They should have continuing education to keep them at the top of their game.
When you narrow your list down to the final two or three contractors, ask them for references. Then call the references and ask questions about their processes, so you will know what to expect.
After researching all this information, you can move forward with the confidence that you’ve made the best decision in hiring the perfect company for you and your needs.
Is the company willing to come to your home for a free consultation and provide an estimate to discuss your wish list and review your home? A lot of companies tend to give you an approximate over the phone. It may be wise to stay away from these options to best avoid unforeseen expenses.
Here is a bit of what to expect when navigating the home interview process:
Home Visit / Evaluation: Before you get an estimate, expect a home evaluation. The professional should spend significant time inspecting your home to assess your needs and discuss the options with you.
Get it in Writing: Make sure you get written itemized estimates. When comparing contractors’ proposals (bids), compare costs, solutions, and all available options.
Once you select a final company, sign a written proposal with a contractor before the work starts. It’ll protect you by specifying project costs, job schedules, and warranty information in the long run.
And please don’t forget to ask questions. Talk with the owner or management. See if the professional that is going to be working on your home remodel is the right fit for you.
With home remodeling companies, the lowest price may not be the best deal. A contractor can provide substantially cheap service because it hires inexperienced and unskilled technicians or doesn’t have the most current materials and options. You sure don’t want that.
In many “least expensive option” cases, you might need to hire someone else to repair the damages the first company has done. We hear it time and time again. Don’t fall victim to the hype, empty promises, and high-pressure sales pitches.
Georgia Home Remodeling is a Gwinnett-based remodeling and renovation contractor company that has been serving Metro Atlanta and North Georgia since 1991. Initially created by company founder and president Chris Allen as a small painting company, Georgia Home Remodeling has grown into a full-service custom remodeling and home renovation provider.
We are dedicated to providing outstanding service and quality work at a fair price. From the initial contact until the job’s completion, we will be prompt, courteous, and communicative. We will always do precisely what we promise to do at the quoted price.
We are a fully licensed and insured home renovation contractor. Our diverse and experienced crews include carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, flooring specialists, and HVAC professionals. Company president Chris Allen oversees and manages each job and is also a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Lead Carpenter, and Certified Remodeler.
Contact us to request a quote, and let us help you make your dreams for your home a reality!