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Hiring the Right Home Improvement Contractor

Choosing a contractor is one of the most important decisions you make when planning your home improvement project.

According to the Better Business Bureau, the home improvement industry regularly ranks among the top five sources of complaints year after year. Although selecting the right contractor can be time-consuming, your efforts will pay off in the long run.

Steve Safie, owner of SAS Services, Inc. offers the following tips you should consider before hiring any company to perform work in and around your home:

  • Always make sure the contractor is fully licensed, bonded and insured. They should have liability insurance (this covers property damage) and workers compensation insurance (which covers personal injuries on the job site).
  • Find out how long the company has been in business. Although longevity may not be a guarantee of quality or reliability, it can be an excellent indicactor of a successful contractor that exceeds their clients expectations. A contractor that has been in business for many years has a track record and history that speaks volumes about abilities, professionalism, workmanship and character.
  • Be sure the company has a brick-and-mortar business locale. Always ask for a local business address, other than a post office box. Some transient companies will provide only a PO Box address to give the impression they are a legitimate business.
  • Be sure to get a detailed contract in place before any work begins. This contract should cover all costs, lists of materials being used, payment schedule as well as approximate start and finish dates.
  • Not only is it important to seek references from clients, but it also imperative to make sure the contractor is recommended by industry experts and in excellent standing with the  Better Business Bureau.

By being careful in choosing a home improvement contractor, you will have saved yourself time, money and aggravation.

For over 25 years, the home improvement experts at SAS Services, Inc. have provided metro Detroit-area homeowners with unparalleled workmanship and professionalism. Contact the home improvement experts at SAS Services, Inc. at 1-800-CALL-SAS today!