What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Our pricing to the services we offer priced accordingly to the work we do we do offer discounts once a month we're always running a promotion so please ask about the discounts we would love to provide them for you
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
If you are a new client to our company the process begins by ask giving you an estimate looking at the project of what you need done go over the details if you were supplying the material or we are supplying the material that will be added into the estimate our company does not raise the price on the materials we do get it at wholesale we do not sell it at retail if you agree upon our services and the price that we give then we will email or hand-deliver an estimate and contract that will be signed between myself and the client and then we will have a set date of when the project will be begin and when they're finished it will end
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have 20 years experience the first 3 years apprenticeship hands on training before I become a journeyman contractor
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I got introduced to construction at a young age and was intrigued I had the opportunity to have a contractor take me to work and show me the ins and outs of the business then once I turn 18 I then got licensed and insured and open my company and started to provide my services I offered and then started to grow my road for success
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with all kinds of customers from residential to commercial customers that has never had professional contractors at their home and left them with the best experience of having quality work done I have also worked with customers that has had contractors that did not provide the services that was supposed to and had to go fix the jobs from starting with upset customers and leaving with happy customers and leave highly recommended
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
My recent project was for two gentlemen that remodel and flips houses our company provided the services texturing all the walls primer and paint the paint was two tone three Sheen that means flat on ceiling satin on the walls semi-gloss on the trim from start to finish it took 7 days
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When you are looking to have a professional contractor do your job and don't know where to begin or the right questions to ask
Ready to remodel? Here’s how to know who you’re hiring.
It’s the contractor you pick that makes — or breaks — your remodeling project. Finding the right contractor for your job will determine the quality and timeliness of the work, and the amount of emotional and financial stress you’ll have to deal with.
To make sure you’re getting the best work from a contractor, here are five questions to ask the candidates.
Tip: Listen for how prospective contractors answer your questions. Difficulty communicating now means difficulty communicating on the job later.
1. Would You Please Itemize Your Bid?
Many contractors prefer to give you a single, bottom-line price for your project, but this puts you in the dark about what they’re charging for each aspect of the job.
For example, if the original plan calls for wainscot in your bathroom, but you decide not to install it, how much should you be credited for eliminating that work? With a single bottom-line price, you have no way to know.
If you get an itemized bid, it’ll show the costs for all of the various elements of the job, including:
Demolition and hauling trash framing and finish carpentry plumbing electrical work HVAC tiling or other floor covering installations lighting fixtures drywall and painting
That makes it easier to compare different contractor’s prices. If you need to cut the project costs, you can easily figure your options. Plus, an itemized bid becomes valuable documentation about the scope of your project, which may eliminate disputes later.
Contractors shouldn’t give you a hard time about itemizing their bids. If they resist, it’s a red flag for sure.
2. Is Your Bid an Estimate or a Fixed Price?
Some contractors treat their bids as estimates, meaning bills could wind up being higher in the end. Be sure to request a fixed price bid instead.
If a contractor says he can’t offer a fixed price because there are too many unknowns about the job, then try to eliminate the unknowns. For example, have him open up a wall or examine a crawl space.
If you can’t resolve the unknowns, have the project specs describe only what he expects to do. If additional work is needed, you can do a change order — a written mini-bid for new work.
3. How Long Have You Been Doing Business in This Town?
A contractor who’s been plying his trade locally for five or 10 years has an established network of subcontractors and suppliers in the area and a local reputation to uphold. That makes them a safer bet than a contractor who’s either new to the business or planning to commute to your job from 50 miles away.
A business card with a nearby address — not a P.O. box.References from one or two of his earliest clients. This’ll help you verify he hasn’t just recently hung his shingle.
4. Who Are Your Main Suppliers?
Contractors are networked with their suppliers. You can tap into information on your contractor’s reliability and level of quality by talking to proprietors of:
Tile shopsKitchen and bath showroomsLumber yardsThe pro desk at your favorite home improvement center
Ask about a contractor’s professional reputation, whether he has left a trail of unhappy customers in his wake, if he’s reliable about paying his bills — and whether he’s someone you’ll want to hire.
Your contractor should have no qualms about telling you where he gets his materials if he’s an upstanding customer.
5. I’d Like to Meet the Job Foreman — Can You Take Me to a Project He’s Running
Many contractors don’t actually swing hammers. They spend their days bidding new work and managing their various jobs and workers. That makes the job foreman — the one who’s working on your project every day — the most important member of your team.
Meet the foreman in person and see if his current job is running smoothly. Asking to meet the foreman on the job gives your general contractor an incentive to assign you one of his better crews, since you’re more likely to hire him if you see his A Team.
If your contractor says he’ll be running the job himself, ask whether he’ll be there every day. He’ll want to give you a positive response — something you can hold him to later on
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
First things first is to set a budget for the project and then make sure they are qualified handle off work you need on on your property your business then once you have done that you then 3 quotes compare the pricing once you have found the contractor you then go over all the details before work begins and have it in writing and then begin your project