Questions for Interviewing Remodelers

How do you weed out shady contractors and find the best professional remodelers? Be sure to ask these questions when interviewing candidates for your remodeling job:

  • Do you have General Liability Insurance?
  • Do you carry worker’s compensation insurance?
  • Will you provide me with a written lien waiver?
  • Are you a member of NAHB Remodelers?
  • Will you obtain all the required building permits?
  • Do you guarantee your work?
  • Who will be in charge of the job?
  • Have you or your company been a party to any construction-related litigation within the past five years?
  • Will you provide me with written references or contact information of previous customers?
  • What percentage of your business is repeat or referral business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed in the last year?
  • How will you protect my home?  What about protecting my children and pets?
  • How is cleanup handled?

From the National Association of Home Builders: