It may seem that entrepreneurs are a dozen these days. After all, there are so many there. Almost everyone can call themselves “entrepreneurs”, but they can not necessarily be trained professionally. Even those who are trained may not see themselves or act as professionals. You want someone who will treat your home and your home renovations project as if it were your own home. Here are six signs that a home improvement contractor is a true professional who will do the right job:
- He wears a uniform.
This may seem like a small detail. However, a uniform conveys the idea that the entrepreneur and his company care about the image. They have gone further to promote their brand, which means that they support their products and their manufacturing. It also shows a sense of professionalism and pride in the work.
- He asks you what your goals are, not just what you want. Suppose you get a garage renovation.
You can request certain products or a particular design. Your entrepreneur must dig a little deeper with open questions that lead him to consider what his ultimate goal is. How much time do you spend in your garage? Would you like to create a more organized space for storage? Do you need to be a space to work in your car or do a hobby like carpentry? Will you park there? If so, what kind and how much? All these types of questions will help the two of you get a better idea of what you will really need to make your garage exactly what you want and need.
- He returns the phone calls.
It is frustrating when you try to get information from a home improvement contractor and will not answer phone calls. A true professional will follow all the messages you leave (voice mail and email) in a timely manner. A quick response shows that he cares about his needs.
- He writes a detailed written contract.
A written contract protects you and him. You must indicate exactly what type of work will be done and the agreed price. If changes occur during the renewal process (this happens often), the contract should be modified appropriately to reflect this. A professional will be more than willing to write a contract and stick to it.
- He guarantees his work.
While it is reasonable to expect that any product that lasts forever, at least you should be sure that your renewal will resist what is considered normal use for a reasonable period of time. The guarantees vary according to the type of home renovations and the products and materials used in the project. However, the contractor itself should, at a minimum, ensure that it will be available to answer any questions that may arise after the end of the project. You should also be ready to revisit your home if you have problems in the coming weeks or months.
- He cleans when he’s finished.
Renovations can be stressful, and going home to a dusty mess or piles of debris only increases stress. A true professional understands this and will not allow you to face the consequences. You will leave your house clean so you can start enjoying your new home immediately.