How To Test Your General Contractor to Make Sure You Made the Right Decision

Choosing a general contractor to build or remodel your home can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know anyone that can give you a referral. Randomly choosing one from the internet, even with looking at reviews, can be dicey. Before you let your chosen general contractor touch your home, ask them these questions to verify you made the right decision.

Ask for insurance certificates.

Your general contractor should have at least two types of insurance certificates. The first is the workers’ compensation certificate. This proves that the company will take responsibility for any injuries that happen while the job site is active. The other insurance certificate should be for a liability or umbrella policy. This protects you in the event that damage is done in the process of the work.

Ask to see their business and professional licenses.

If the general contractor you chose is a legitimate business, they should have local business and professional licenses and certifications, as well as being members of professional organizations on the local, state, and national levels.

Ask them what building permits are required.

After you get their list, call your local building codes enforcement agency to confirm. If there are any permits necessary that were not listed, it could be a sign that your contractor isn’t as knowledgeable as they led you to believe.

MBC Construction has a long-standing reputation for building quality homes and buildings in a professional way that meets all necessary building codes and standards. We will be happy to provide you with all of this information. Contact us today.