Find the Best Contractor in Tampa
It happened again. The police in St. Petersburg is rounding up unlicensed contractors and slamming the book at them. As they should! These are the ones making a bad rep for the rest of us. If you are looking for a General Contractor, here are 5 things you should look for to Find the Best Contractor in Tampa.
5 THINGS YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR TO FIND THE BEST CONTRACTOR IN TAMPA
#1 – Licensed, Bonded and Insured
This is a sore point. Because it costs more to hire a contractor who is the real deal versus the ‘under-the-table’ contractor. But in the long run, this is what protects both the customer and the contractor. Always ask to see a copy of their General contractor license, their insurance and bonding. This is the first thing that all of the Best Contractor in Tampa have in common. And it is the first thing you should ask to Find the Best Contractor in Tampa.
#2 – Design Capabilities
This sets Contractors apart. Look for one that can offer design services of some kind. It can be as simple as being able to discuss layout, flow and ideas with you; or as complex as creating renderings. One thing we specialize in is helping customers re-work spaces. We look at the flow, the desired uses of spaces, the context of space and the design style to pull it together.
We also create renderings of the finished project so the customer can visualize the end result. This enables them to make final changes and tweaks before it’s too late. The picture on the left is a rendering of a kitchen we did in New Port Richey, Florida. The
picture on the right is the actual kitchen remodel we did. The customer elected to go with gray and white cabinets instead of the original design of dark wood and white.
#3 – Quality end-work
This one is actually easy. Find their website and look through their gallery of projects. First, make sure the work on display features up-to-date trends. Second, make sure the design-styles among them feature designs you are looking for or ideas that speak to you. We believe our work shows our quality and just how much we love what we do.
As a result, our customers talk about the quality of the work we do. And that is because we offer the best quality there is and that ranks us as among the Best Contractor in Tampa, Lutz, Land O Lakes and Brandon.
#4 – Pass Inspections
Our approach is simple. If the job requires a permit, then we pull a permit. It is important to know when a job does require a permit. A general rule of thumb is a permit is needed if you are relocating electrical or plumbing, or changing the use of a room completely.
Pulling permits is one way a homeowner remodeling their home knows their job will be done right. Because permits mean inspections, and inspections mean the work is done to code and is done right.
Because all our permitted jobs pass all of the required inspections, our customers can rest assured about the lasting quality of work they are getting done. This is such an important point. Home remodeling is the kind of investment that warrants work being done right the first time around.
One of our biggest complements came from an inspector who told our customer that our work looks just like the renderings we create, which he said he doesn’t see often. The picture below is the job we got the complement on. And the rendering is below that. You can see that the customer changed their mind about a cooktop and hood in the island.
#5 – Process
This one can be tricky because it probably varies quite a bit. Everyone has their own way of doing things.
The key points here would be to find out what to expect in terms of communication throughout the project, what are the key mile markers to keep moving the project forward, and how are change orders and payments handled.
The Best Contractor in Tampa has their process nailed down, like us. And they can easily share their process with you in simple ways to help you know what to expect.
Now that you are armed with 5 things to look for to Find the Best Contractor in Tampa, you should call us. But before you do, check out some of our projects HERE or you can go to our HOUZZ page also.
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