How-To-Get-A-Reliable-ContractorAs a litigator and having gone through several construction defect cases, Robert Lantz, a prominent litigation attorney of Castle Lantz Maricle LLC, has seen the many pitfalls people experience when hiring construction contractors. He has three essential tips on how to hire a reliable contractor.
Do some upfront research. Look into each contractor through BBB, contractor review sites, and referrals from friends and family.
Ensure the contractor is licensed for the work you want to be completed. Being able to pull permits is reliant on having a fully licensed contractor for all the intended work.
Ensure that the contractor has insurance covering the entire job and that it is from a valid insurer. It is a big red flag when contractors do not provide proof of insurance or provides insurance not related to the job. Lantz recalls, “I've seen people come in with workers' compensation insurance, unemployment insurance statements, and things like that. Those do not qualify for the insurance needed to cover the job.”
Unreliable contractors can leave you in the lurch and do unsatisfactory work. A little upfront work will save you a lot of time and money. By following these three tips, you will be well on your way to hiring a good and reliable contractor.