Helpful Information and Things You Should Know and Do
Get a fully detailed estimate of your project in writing.
Check all licenses: (contractors should have an unrestricted builders license and a home improvement contractors registration)
Check insurance info.
Is the contractor registered with the Secretary of State? (a legitimate business will be)
How many sub-contractors will be used on your project?
What kind of warranty do they offer?
Where do they buy their materials?
How long will your project take?
Can you reach your contractor easily with questions about your project?
What are the contractors working hours and are they going to follow through with the project?
Get a fully detailed payment schedule reflecting allocations of money paid.