Hiring a general contractor for your home remodel can be a daunting task, but it is probably one of the most important aspects in determining the success of any project so picking the right one is absolutely crucial. In this post, pro home remodeling and commercial restoration contractor Blue Taurus Construction shares a few tips on how to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with your general contractor.
1. Establish a good rapport. Having a good rapport is one of the best ways you can establish trust between yourself and your contractor. Be clear with the kind of work you need for them to do and be forthright and respectful at all times. Having clear, honest communication with your contractor is key in achieving the results you want.
2. Keep a project journal. Try to record all the progress done and list down any ideas, order numbers and upcoming delivery dates. A good practice is to check the work after the crew has left for the day and note down any questions or issues you would like to bring up with your contractor during your daily check-in.
3. Pay your contractor on time. In the same way that you would be frustrated by receiving your pay late from your place of work, contractors will likely be impatient too if not paid on time and this can greatly affect the quality of their work on your home remodeling project. Keep track of when payments are due and always settle your account in a prompt manner.
4. Have trust in your contractor. Do your homework ahead of time and vet your contractor thoroughly. Make sure you speak to at least three previous clients to check the quality of their work. Once this is done you can rest easy and trust that your contractor is capable and has a record of providing quality work.
Looking for a trusted general contractor? Whether you need storm damage repair or a commercial remodel, Blue Taurus Construction can get the job done. Give us a call at (708) 544-4883 if you live in the Chicago area or at (414) 928-6100 if you are in and around Milwaukee. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.