10 Questions

Ten Questions to Ask When Hiring a Contractor

It's your money, your property, and your peace of mind — ask the questions!

  1. How long have you been in business?
  2. Have you completed projects like mine recently?
  3. Can you provide a list of references?
  4. To which professional associations do you belong?
  5. Will you be using subcontractors on this project? If so, are your subcontractors licensed to work in these areas (such as plumbing, roofing, etc.)?
  6. Are you licensed and registered with the state?
  7. Are you insured and covered by worker's compensation?
  8. Do you give written warranties?
  9. Will my project require a permit?
  10. Is this your profession or part-time job?

Answering these questions should help you determine if you can trust this person with your most valuable asset — your home.