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Traits Between a Good Contractor and a Bad Contractor

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Traits Between a Good Contractor and a Bad Contractor

When I first started thinking about Kaufman Homes and the service we provided I started to list items that we have either heard about from other customers who made the right choice of using us versus someone else. I took a lot of the items that they spoke about and made a list. I then expanded the list to reflect what we see both with general contractors (like ourselves) and the sub-contractors that we have worked with in the past and currently work with. Below is that list.

Traits of Flaky Contractors:

  1. High Pressure Sales
  2. No Office or Land Line
  3. No or Very Low Overhead
  4. Odd Hours
  5. No References
  6. Last Chance Price Reduction
  7. Unusual Payment Terms
  8. No Written Contract or Estimate
  9. Want substantial or all the money upfront
  10. Pricing or Schedule too Good to be True
  11. Unclear Specifications or Contract
  12. Gut Feelings
  13. Poor Workmanship and Incomplete Work
  14. Permits By Owner
  15. No Warranty
  16. Disorganized

Traits of a Good Contractor:

  1. Credible and Trustworthy
  2. Organized and Timely
  3. Detailed Specifications and Contract
  4. Professional and Community Outreach
  5. Certified with Various Trade Organizations
  6. Quality Materials and Labor
  7. Welcomes Questions
  8. Protects You and Your Home

I really hope that this is a list that you can use to compare the contractor that you are using on your home remodel or custom home and that you find that he or she falls in the “good contractor”.

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