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  • Finding A High Quality And Affordable Residential Contractor In New Orleans

    Posted July 24, 2012 By in Uncategorized With | Comments Off on Finding A High Quality And Affordable Residential Contractor In New Orleans

    Homeowners who are planning to wait out the housing problems around the nation are opting to stay in their homes and renovate. The idea of renovating has been fed by the many home renovation shows that are currently on TV. In fact, according to the Louisiana Realtors Association, 70% of those they surveyed are planning some sort of home renovation this year.

    Hiring the right contractor for any venture you have around the house can make the difference between gliding through the project or running into stumbling blocks. You want a contractor with impeccable credentials, superior recommendations and phenomenal customer service skills. Sound impossible? Not by a long shot. As an informed consumer, you can become an investigator in seeking the right contractor.

    Your search for the right contractor usually starts with recommendations. Word of mouth is frequently the best way to find out how the contractor respected other customers’ wishes, family and home. It also helps to know they satisfactorily accomplished the task in a reasonable time frame.

    The next step in the process is checking the company’s credentials through the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors. This will let you know if they have had any infractions that would be a red flag for you.

    Once they pass this scrutiny, you can go to the Better Business Bureau to explore their history. This can show you if they were able to meet the expectations of those they served.

    Now that you’ve narrowed it down to two or three contractors, meeting with their project managers is very important. The manager should explain, in detail, what you can expect from the company and what the company expects of you. This is the time to ask any questions you have about the project. If the price is right and the investigation went well, this meeting will help you with your choice because it is very important to have a rapport with your manager. The manager usually becomes your “guide” throughout the project and will walk you through the entire process.

    Knowledge is power and knowing all you can about the contractor through this investigative process can ease any anxiety and give you the desired outcome.

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