It is the Tampa general contractor you pick that will make or break a remodeling project. Finding the correct general contractor for the job will determine the quality and the expedience of the work completed, and the amount of emotional and financial stress your family will have to deal with.
To make sure you are getting the best work from a Tampa general contractor, here are a few questions to ask potential candidates!
Always listen prospective contractors answer your questions. Difficulty talking with you now means they will continue to have a difficult job communicating.
Can you provide me with an itemized bid?
Many Tampa general contractors prefer to give you one bottom-line price for your Tampa remodeling project. The only problem with a single price for your project is that it leaves you in the dark about what they intend to charge for each aspect of the job.
If you receive an itemized bid, it will show the costs for all of the elements of the job, including:
- Demolition and hauling.
- Framing and finish carpentry.
- Tiling and other floor installation.
- Lighting fixtures.
- Drywall installation.
The itemized bid makes it easier for you to compare the bids from each Tampa general contractor. If you need to cut project expenses, it will also provide you an easy overview of your options.
If a Tampa general contractor resist providing an itemized bid, it is most likely a gigantic red flag!
Can you tell me more about your suppliers?
Tampa general contractors are networked with specific suppliers. You can learn more about a general contractor’s reliability and level of quality by researching more with the proprietors of:
- Tampa tile shops.
- Tampa kitchen and bath showrooms.
- Lumber yards.
Always try to learn more about a general contractor’s reputation, whether he has left a trail of unhappy customers and suppliers in his wake, if he is paying his bills and whether he is someone you will want to hire. If the contractor has qualms about providing the information, think twice before hiring this remodeling firm.
How long have you been working as a general contractor in Tampa?
A Tampa general contractor who has been working successfully for at least five years has an established network of subcontractors and suppliers. He also has a reputation to uphold. That makes him the safe bet compared to a contractor who is either new or not from the immediate area.
Try to get:
- Proof of the contractor’s physical address.
- References from one or two of his earliest clients.
The Tampa general contractor you choose will either make or break your Tampa remodeling project. Choosing the right contractor for your job will determine the ultimate satisfaction you feel with your new addition or remodeled room. Contact Rossi Construction, Inc. at 813.436.0177 to set a time for a consultation with our remodeling team! We look forward to answering your questions!