As you probably know, a major part of doing our due diligence and vetting or investigating a contractor before hiring him or her is to contact some references. Ask the contractors you’re considering for your project for ideally at least 3-4 references. And make sure you actually contact those references. Most people are very willing to help out by chatting about their homes and construction experiences.
Some people think contacting references is not very helpful because they think the contractor will only give a list of their best customers who may potentially be unwilling to share anything other than the most positive remarks. But you’d be surprised by how honest people will be, especially if the contractor is not in earshot of their comments. Plus, my list of questions will hopefully elicit candid, valuable information.
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