Have you already decided to remodel your house and yet worried how to pick up the best contractor around? Must be! It indeed is difficult to choose whom you let handle your house. Here in Los Angeles California we, IND Constructors, are available to help you by all means, assuring you the best you can wish for.
Let’s have a look at the following 11 factors that we think you should be considering while choosing your contractor for remodeling your house:
1. Brand Value
While looking for a company which can offer services in a very reliable way, the most important element is their brand value. Brand value is something that can’t be built overnight, and if any company has gained it, they have worked hard, and that relates their achievement to happy clients. Their customers’ testimonials, their credentials, merits, recognition, accreditation is all what tells about how deep their footings stand in the waters of the profession they are working in.
Word of mouth marketing is something no one can do spending just money on a marketing campaign and hiring a professional marketing manager. So, as a client looking for a best contractor you can depend on a company who has a good brand value built over time and word of mouth praises referred.
When you approach them, they also should be able to provide you with references of their previous work, assuring you what you already heard about them is a reliable truth. Any outdated or missing references and their reluctance to provide reference to previous work should be a red flag.
We, IND construction, offer you to visit our client testimonials or walk into our office, to have a look at the work we have had done for our satisfied clients. We offer you grounds to trust us for your project.
3. Licensed & Insured
Next, a good contractor company must have a well-developed team. They should be licensed and insured to work in your area. They should acquire all the necessary permits for you needed in the process. Their managing team must include qualified and experienced people for each of the domains required in remodeling the house.
When we think about remodeling our house, it brings a list of to-dos in our mind like doing some demolition, expansion, civil structure repair or addition, kitchen remodeling, washrooms, showers, roofing, walls, flooring, countertops, electrical work, plumbing, air vents, fixtures, wardrobes, paint, interior & exterior, elevation, backyard, gardens and lawns, pools, garages, etc. Getting all services under one roof is a blessing in short, it saves the client from a lot of hassle in the end. A good contractor company should have a team acquiring specialists in all such domains. IND construction offers you all services under one roof for your convenience. You don’t have to select multiple companies for the project.
4. Capable to foresee Modern Trends
The best contractors do not believe in just redoing the house. Remodeling a house is a term far deeper than that. They know how to make it more appealing and absorbent in a new time frame with developing trends, and they also keep in mind the next many years and a long term goal for this remodeling to keep working as a fresh design retaining the quality of substance. To foresee and accommodate such changes, their own systems shall be streamlined with developing technology and time trends. They should have an attitude of embracing the changes coming globally and locally to keep up their work as some out of the box kind of the work, and just not a traditional redoing of a house.
5. Understanding Client’s Requirements
They shall also be able to read customers’ minds and grasp their likes, dislikes, needs, and wishes in the interview to be able to make every house remodeling project a customized one. Because in the end it’s the customer, whose house is going to get remodeled and he is the one who is going to live in it. If a contractor is able to make it done in a customized way for their every client, that’s indeed the best part of any constructor company.
6. Long Term Planning
As passing times are dictating us a lot about energy conservation, a good contractor accommodates this fact in their work, and they just not simply focus on increasing the size or making it more renewed and appealing, but they also know how to make it more efficient. They should be able to make designs which can deal with environmental and weather changes, water conservation storage or recycling, sunlight utility, space management efficiency. Considering pest control and making a design which is less friendly to such uninvited guests is also an important element a good contractor will keep in the list.
A good contractor will also include considerations like fire and earthquake safety while making designs for remodeling your house.
Location of the house under remodeling consideration is a very important factor. And a good contractor shall be able to keep local factors, their effects and dilutions in their designs. For example, being on a hillside, having an apartment, being in the countryside, or living mid-city all have different requirements while remodeling the house.
7. Works according to your Requirements
Companies working with vast scope also offer you various themes and designs to pick and choose from like cape cod, contemporary, colonial, modern, mediterranean, fancy traditional Victorian, French country, craftsman, cottage, etc. they will help guide you which one will suit you the best according to the location, size of the house, size of the family, taste and aptitude of the owner of the house, budget and trends going on.
8. Cost-Effective Approach
In a cost benefit analysis a good contractor company must be able to justify the money and time you spent by delivering you the best outcome in the best possible way. Price to performance is a phrase that applies to every domain in our lives, and so does it when we talk about redoing our house. A good construction company shall be able to utilize your budget in an efficient way to deliver maximum output in that. They should also be able to provide cost analysis in a more accurate way, for you to plan your project more peacefully. Cost transparency offered by the company shall be considered a good sign.
9. Realistic Time Frame
A good contractor shall be able to pre-define the timeline required for the whole project, and should be able to meet their commitment and deliver the work in said time frame. They shall be able to guide you very properly about the fact that you should move out of the house or not, if yes then for how long. If you are going to get it redone while living in it they should be able to make it convenient and organized for you.
10. Proper Documentation
Well reputed and organized contractor companies keep their documentation updated. They proceed with any and all matters in a pure official way. They will prepare proper documents for all the details about your remodeling project. These documents will include the design, scope of work, bid price with payment schedule, timeline details, change of order clause, dispute resolution clause, disclosure about workers compensation and general liabilities on both parties, etc. Some companies like IND Construction also provide 3-D design of the final output.
11. No Unrealistic Expectations
Companies operating in a very professional way will offer you an interview process at start, in which they will discuss the matter in detail, giving realistic expectations, about the outcome, time and money triangle. Keep in consideration that, too much promising attitude, building beyond reality expectations, high lip service are not the actual signs of professionalism. Do look into the actual professionalism and methodization of the pre-project customer service, it tells a lot about the company.
Perhaps, most companies are good at pre-project customer care services and here while looking for a good contractor you should not overlook the reputation of the company about post project customer care. It is there, where most companies fail actually. And this is a very important factor while considering a house remodeling project. Once done, if there are problems, the company should have a methodology and their rules to take care of it and shall be just not promising about it, but delivering it. It should be a must include clause in the documentation done by them.
Why choose IND as your Remodeling Contractor?
We, IND Construction, keep all above factors as our basic grounds of working and assure a quality work at the best price in Los Angeles. We are always there to work hard to meet your expectations from us and make your house a more lovely place to live for you. You can trust us with your house!