If you’ve decided to finally take the plunge and hire a company to complete a home renovation, you’re likely asking yourself what to look for in a general contractor near me? The reality is that as the real estate market in the Triangle continues to sizzle, it’s more important than ever to hire a contractor that has the necessary experience to navigate the complexities that will no doubt arise, regardless of the size of kitchen, bath or full home renovation.
Below are just a few of the critical things to look for when hiring a general contractor for a home renovation job of any size. Remember, even if a custom renovation seems small at first, it could quickly balloon into something much larger due to unforeseen circumstances. Hiring a reputable general contractor who can handle jobs of all sizes is vital to ensuring that the overall project is a success and is as stress free for you, the homeowner, as possible.
We harp on this a lot, but it’s extremely important that the general contractor you choose has the proper insurance in the event of any issues during a home renovation. Don’t just take a contractor’s word for it when they say they have insurance, go ahead and ask to see proof of insurance and if you’re still uneasy, call the insurance company directly to ensure the coverage hasn’t lapsed.
Whether you live in Durham, Raleigh, Hillsborough, Mebane, or any other area in the Triangle, it’s important that the general contractor you choose has experience in working with the local permitting authorities. Different cities do things in entirely different ways, so it’s extremely helpful to have a contractor that is familiar with the local permitting process in the specific city where you live. At Prince & Sons, we’ve completed jobs in all the major cities in and around the Triangle area and are well equipped to handle your home renovation, regardless of size.
Many companies will try to stay under the radar by keeping the cost of a project under $30,000, which is the magic number where a licensed general contractor is required to complete the project. Some unqualified contractors will even try to get homeowners to purchase materials directly to stay under the $30,000 threshold. If your contractor is trying to pull any of these tactics, you may consider looking elsewhere.
If you’re interested in hiring a licensed and highly experienced general contractor for all your home renovation needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to Prince & Sons today by phone at 919-383-0888 or via email through our online contact form. We look forward to working with you soon!