general contractor

  • 3 Things NOT To Do Before Hiring a General

    Contractor

    Your new home renovation or construction project is a huge investment, and requires significant planning and preparation. At Ammar group of company, we have given advice on our blog about what to look for in a general contractor, however we have learned that giving advice on what NOT to do can be equally valuable. If you are considering hiring a general contractor, here are 3 things not to do before you choose your company.

    1. Don’t Choose Based on the Lowest Price

    When a contractor significantly under-bids it raises some huge red flags. A legitimate, trustworthy contractor should have liability insurance, be in good standing with WCB, a business license, pay taxes, etc. A contractor who under-bids the others significantly may not be charging enough to cover all these expenses, which means either 1) they may not have insurance, WCB, etc. or 2) they may increase the price half way through the job, costing you much more than was originally quoted.

    1. Don’t Pay Up Fron

    When a contractor significantly under-bids it raises some huge red flags. A legitimate, trustworthy contractor should have liability insurance, be in good standing with WCB, a business license, pay taxes, etc. A contractor who under-bids the others significantly may not be charging enough to cover all these expenses, which means either 1) they may not have insurance, WCB, etc. or 2) they may increase the price half way through the job, costing you much more than was originally quoted.

    1. Don’t Hire Without a Contract.

    Make sure to get a cost breakdown and a signed contract when you hire your contractor. If you’re potential contractor refuses, or insists on a verbal agreement, hire someone else. It is the only way business should be done with a contractor.

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