Brown and Glynn Construction Company New Jersey


• References - Ask for References. This will let you talk with people
who have worked with the contractor. And it may give you an opportunity
to see finished products

• Longevity - Establish how long the contractor has been in the home
improvement business. A good, licensed contractor may not necessarily
be a quality home improvement contractor.

• Insurance - Ask the contractor if he is insured in areas such as
workers compensation, property damage, or personal liability.

• Staff - How many full time employees does the contractor employ?
Ask if any work will be sub-contracted. A good professional contractor
will have in house specialties, such as heating and cooling experts.

• Service - Call the contractors office. Do you hear an answering machine,
or do you find someone who is ready willing and able to help you.

• Design Services - Be sure the contractor provides in-house architectural
services, or has a close relationship with a licensed architect

• Permits - Make sure the contractor applies for all necessary permits.
This may include building, electrical, plumbing, and fire safety permits.

• Inspections - Be sure your contractor calls your municipality for
all necessary inspections.

• Proposals - If you get more than one proposal, go over each to make
sure you understand items, including responsibility for clean ups and
trash removal. A higher price may turn out to be the best value.

• Credentials - Contact the Better Business Bureau and/or government
Consumers Affairs Office for additional information on the contractors.
Financial stability and business practices are important considerations.
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