Choosing a Good Builder

How to Choose a Good Builder

The following are some helpful suggestions to consider before hiring a builder:

1. Always ask for references and details of previous jobs. Go visit these jobs wherever possible. A good builder will be happy to show you evidence of his expertise. 

2. Be wary if they offer cheap deals for cash jobs or suggest you can avoid paying sales tax for cash.

3. If they do not want to commit themselves to a written contract, don't do business with them.

4. If they say they can start immediately, be wary because a good builder is usually busy.

5. If they give you a surprisingly low quote, you should treat this with skepticism.

6. If they seem reluctant to look at plans or to discuss details, this should also set off alarm bells.

7. If they can only be reached by mobile phone and are reluctant to tell you where they live, then this should make you suspicious.

8. If they cannot answer your questions with clear, straightforward answers, then they may be graduates of the "If you can't convince em confuse em" school of builders and it may not be in your best interests to employ them.

9. Clarify everything up front, especially regarding payments and when they should be made.

10. If any problems arise during the building work, talk with your builder about them right away and make sure he fully understands your instructions.

You can always trust Androscoggin Builders to follow these guidelines because your satisfaction is our first priority. Our reputation in Central Maine as a reliable, first rate builder and remodeling expert is second to none.

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