Choosing a Contractor

If you're getting ready to start a project or a remodel -- small or large -- choosing the right contractor is the big decision that can feel intimidating. This person will be with you throughout your project and it's a big commitment to entrust one person with your home and your money, so we give you the strategy and planning tools you need to make your next home project a success. Let us guide you through this often-complicated process, from background checks to how many bids to get to understanding the terms of the contract. Not sure what the difference is between an architect, contractor, interior designer, and design-build company? Not sure what a CKD does? Let us decode the lingo that comes along with contractors and the building and remodeling process. Once you've chosen the right contractor for your job, he or she will handle the details of finding subcontractors, creating a timeline, and working to keep you on or under budget. While having a reputable contractor is important, good communication is paramount. Let us help you navigate the process of choosing and working with a contractor so your next home project is a success.

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