General Contracting

What to Know

10 things you need to know before being scammed by a contractor:

  1. Contractors should have an office so that they can be reached in the event you have questions or problems with their work.
  2. Contractors should be bonded, licensed, and insured to eliminate your liability in the event someone gets hurts while working on your property.
  3. Contractors should never require a deposit for “Labor Only” job.
  4. Contractors should not require money for small material jobs.
  5. Contractors should provide at least three references for you to verify with a visit or call before signing any agreement.
  6. Contractors should provide clauses in their written agreement to ensure they work full-time on your project until completed.
  7. Contractors should be able to speak your language to avoid any misunderstandings.
  8. Contractors should provide you with a scope of work that specifically outlines the work to be completed.
  9. Contractors should draw up a written agreement that specifies the work to be done, the cost, and time of completion. Any ‘extras’ that arise during the project should also be put in writing.
  10. Contractors will quote cheap prices to intiallly get the job and charge you extras on every little item