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How to choose the right contractor for my renovation.

Choosing the right contractor and company for your renovation has been made both easier and more difficult with the help of the internet. This may surprise you with all of the information available to us today! But we would like to suggest that Google is replacing social interactions with neighbours and acquaintances.  We take less opportunity to ask those around us of their experiences and rely more on the internet to answer our questions.

The problem with this is the vast lists of companies that are generated on an internet search and how to sort through the ideal one for you?  Some companies are large and some are small.  Large companies might be able to afford a better website and better web exposure but, they also have more bills to pay and more jobs on the go at one time.  Their overall company experience may be better. 

Small companies are typically lower on the list because they can’t afford complicated websites and don’t have dedicated web personnel.  However, they have less people needing to be paid and fewer jobs on the go.

Each client is as unique as each company and maybe that’s why there are so many!  If you narrow the list down to a few that seem to fit what you’re looking for and get to the quoting  process, this can create more confusion.  You may get 3 very different quotes which often means 3 very different lists of inclusions.  Caution should be taken when choosing the cheapest quote as you often get what you pay for.  You have to make sure that you are comparing the exact same materials and processes.

So, while it may be easier to come up with a wide variety of renovation contractors and companies using the internet, the only way you really know if they are suitable for you is meeting with them and spending some time with them.  Even if they have a list of testimonials, you probably don’t personally know any of them and therefore can’t testify to their work firsthand.  It can be a daunting task that should be taken with care.

By applying these principles, you can make an informed decision and choose a contractor and company wisely.

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