How To Find a Professional Contractor

“Renovating not only restores a house, it revives the story of the home and its community.” – Unknown

For anyone planning a home improvement project, like a kitchen renovation, finding the right contractor for your project can often be bewildering. You want someone who knows what they are doing, has the track record to prove it, and a lot of happy clients to back this up.

Characteristics of a Professional Contractor

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Kitchen Renovation by My House Design/Build Team Ltd., Surrey, BC.
Winner of the 2018 CHBA Housing Awards for ‘Whole House, $500,001 to $1 million’

Professional contractors are in business for the long term. They aren’t just folks who are handy with tools and have some free time. This is what they do for a living and their reputation matters to them. Real professionals invest in their business network by becoming a member of their local Home Builders’ Association (HBA), like the Greater Ottawa Home Builder’s Association for example.

And today, professional contractors are also joining RenoMark™, a national program that aims to set the real professionals apart from the rest. To become a RenoMark member, a contractor must always provide clients with a properly written contract, carry adequate business liability insurance and offer a two-year warranty on their work, among other conditions.

There are a number of different types of professional contractors, as well. One might specialize in extensive home renovations, for when you’re creating an addition to your home for example. Another may focus on specific room renovations, like in the instance you’re reviving a kitchen or bathroom. Some may offer installation services on behalf of big box retailers; and, others specialize in heating, mechanical, electrical and plumbing repair.

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