Here are a few simple steps to help you hire the right contractor for your project.
- Get References. Talk with their previous clients who have built projects similar to yours.
- Verify licenses. Make sure your contractor is licensed and registered with organizations like the Home Owner Protection Office or The Greater Vancouver Home Builder Associations (GVHBA). Proper licensing demonstrates a company’s best practices management.
- View recent work. Be sure to meet in person and after looking at their portfolio, request to visit a few projects similar in size and style to yours. Consider the amount of years they've been in business, their experience with dealing with your municipality, and their knowledge of the BC building codes.
- Understand the contract. Contracts should have a clear scope of work, project schedule, materials used, payment terms, & budget. It doesn't hurt to get three quotes to compare, ensuring its "apples to apples". No matter the size of the job make sure to have it in writing.
With proper planning and research, you will find the perfect contractor for your project. Invest the time and remember that spending a few extra dollars in the beginning could save you thousands of dollars in the end, giving you peace of mind. Contact us today, we'd love to discuss how we can help you with your next project!