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Common Problems People Face When Trying to Hire a Qualified Contractor

Last updated 7 years ago

When undergoing a custom home building project, it’s crucial that you find a skilled contractor you can trust. Unfortunately, not all contractors out there are skilled or trustworthy. Here are a few common problems that tend to pop up during the contractor hiring process: 

  • Incompetence

Contractors are in charge of ordering supplies, keeping the subcontractors on task, and managing your home project in general. A bad contractor orders the wrong parts, makes an estimate that is way off, and generally makes a lot of sloppy mistakes. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to tell whether or not a contractor is competent until after they begin work on your garage addition or kitchen remodel. That’s why it’s important to gather as many reviews and references as you can before making a hiring decision. 

  • Lack of certification

In order for a contractor to legally undertake home improvement projects, they must first be certified by the state. Before you hire a contractor, be sure to find out whether or not they’re registered and ask to see their certification. If they’re good at what they do, this shouldn’t be a problem. 

  • Differing vision

Many contractors have vivid imaginations. Much of the time this is a virtue, but when their vision clashes with your own, matters can get ugly. When hiring a contractor, show him what you want done—he may have a few ideas in terms of logistics and practicality, but if his ideas wildly vary from your wishes, then you should continue your search. Remember, this is your home.

For a certified and competent contractor willing to work with you to make your dream a reality, contact William Gordon Group, LLC. Serving the Carmel area, our plumbers have been registered and certified since 1999, and in that time, we’ve undergone hundreds of wonderful custom home and home addition projects. Whether you need a kitchen remodel or a garage addition, we’re the right team for the job—we can even handle commercial build outs. Give us a call today at (317) 353-3759.


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