Hello, and welcome back to the Cutting Edge Innovative blog. This is where our Top Rated Local® luxury home improvement company out of Miami creates and posts content regarding all things home improvement.
Today we’re going to take some time to talk about remodeling contractors, and more specifically what you should look for to make sure you’re making the right investments — both on a monetary and visionary level.
Keep reading to learn what we have to say, and be sure to contact us today if you’re interested in utilizing our luxury home improvement services for your south Florida home.
The General Process
Before we get into the specifics, let’s set the framework. When you’re hiring a remodeling contractor, the first step is to get into the right mindset. Honestly, it’s quite simple. Think of it as a job search — although you’re in need of a service, the remodeling contracting is in need of a job.
This means a few things. Firstly, you’re the one with power and control. You have the agency in your situation, and you get to call the shots. Remember this, and as you do take notice of the potential contractor’s behaviors. Are they respectful? How about transparent? Do they go the extra mile to sell themselves and show you their worth?
If that’s not the baseline for your interactions with a potential remodeling contractor, ditch them to the curb. Again, this is your home or building, and at the end of it all, you are the one who deserves to get what you want. You’re paying the money to remodel your building to fit your vision, and that deserves respect, attention, and the utmost care from the remodeling experts you’re going to hire.
Take us, for example. While we provide many luxury home improvement services, we are amazing remodeling contractors in Miami. And our philosophy revolves around serving our clients, making their luxury home improvement project as painless and efficient as possible, and being direct and transparent in our communication. We’re committed to customer service, and we want you to hire us so we can impress you and give you the home you’ve been dreaming about.
Now that we have an understanding that hiring a remodeling contractor is akin to hiring an employee, let’s cover the ‘hiring process’ you should follow.
Start With Research
While the process of researching may seem tedious and fruitless, it will actually save you a lot of time in the long run. Amass a list of remodeling contractors in your area, and then spend a bit of time looking into each. Check out their websites, reviews, and portfolio, and use this as a first impression. It’s quite likely that simply by doing this, you’ll gain insight into which companies may be worth your time, and which companies aren’t worth wasting your time on.
This includes asking your friends, family, coworkers, etc. who they would recommend for your project.
Are They Credible?
Once you have a pool of potential remodeling contractors to choose from, the next step is more research. Essentially, during this step, you’ll be weeding out any remodeling contractors who may not be reliable. Look deeper into the businesses you’re considering, and look for any licenses that are required to work in your state, credible associations they may be apart of, and whether or not they’re transparent about their process.
At Cutting Edge Innovative, we hold all of the required licenses for contracting work in Florida, are transparent about our process, and will happily share a list of our credentials with you.
Interview The Candidates
Now that you’ve narrowed your pool down to a few promising remodeling contractors, it’s time to interview! At this stage, it’s in your best interest to have less than five contractors you’re considering, in order to make the process straight forward and simple. During these interviews, take notice of what they’re like to interact with, and consider if they seem to be a good match for your project.
When it comes to what you can ask during an interview, here are a few topics we recommend focusing on.
- Are they insured? And beyond that, can they show you documentation that confirms it?
- What is their role in your community? Are they committed to the people of the community, or are they just there to make money?
- Do they have relationships with craftsmen who will be needed for your job? Are their connections trustworthy, reliable, and good at what they do?
- How would they describe their reputation? Does it match what you’ve learned through your research?
- What can they show you to confirm their expertise in the remodeling industry?
- What is their process? What do they do in the event of a mistake?
Get Those References!
The last step before committing is to ask the potential contractor for their references, and then follow up with those references. Ask questions similar to those above to confirm that what the remodeling contractor told you is true.
Sign, Sealed, Delivered
When you’ve made your decision and you’re ready to commit, get the agreement in paper. Not only does this serve to protect you in the event that the contractor fails to meet the standards of your agreement, but it also serves as a last line of inspection before committing to a major project and major money being spent.
Simply take note of the contract — is it thorough, professionally written, and true to what you’ve discussed? Have they slid anything into your contract that goes against what you’ve verbally agreed to? Most likely, you won’t encounter this, however, it’s a beneficial thing to be aware of.
Cutting Edge Innovative – Miami’s Best Remodeling Contractors
Thanks for taking the time to read our blog, hopefully, it provided you with some useful information. If you’re currently in the market for a remodeling contractor, please contact us today!
We’re passionate about what we do, and we truly believe that our work speaks for itself. We create and remodel buildings that are luxuriously stunning and extremely functional. What’s more, we check all the boxes we’ve discussed in this blog. We’re transparent, credible, caring, and outrageously skilled at the services we provide.
Contact us today if you’re ready to get started.