Although Devon is a small town, it has many newer homes, many established neighbourhoods, and a few homes that could use a little work and updating – this goes without saying, as this is true for most towns. But how do you choose a contractor? It’s easy to get paranoid about untrustworthy contractors, and in this day and age, said paranoia is well-founded. If you are in need of a contractor to build or update your home, here are a few tips to follow when looking at Devon contractors.
Word of mouth
Choosing someone who has worked for someone you know quite well is the best way to find an honest and reliable contractor. You’ll have a few choices of Devon contractors to decide between, and while you should always check references, the word of someone you know well will carry much more weight and allow you a thorough examination of that contractors work – up close.
Expand your search
Small towns often mean high competition and slim pickings when it comes to grocery stores, restaurants and yes, even contractors. Instead of focusing all your attention on the handful of Devon contractors in town, broaden your horizons a bit. Your choices increase greatly when you consider contractors outside of town, but who are still close by. Always support local business, however, don’t be afraid to hire outside of town if you find someone you trust.
Google them! Absolutely. You can check for official complaints (or glowing reviews) and a whole list of other things through the Better Business Bureau’s website. Just type in the Devon contractor company’s name, or the contractor themselves and see what you find. A simple web search may also turn up a few clues, as it is very easy to find online reviews via pages like Yelp.com