How to Choose Your Contractor

by Clay Cox
Owner/President • Kitchens by Clay

I hear that congratulations are in order. You have wisely taken the first steps towards that kitchen remodel that you have always wanted. That means by getting referrals from friends and neighbors, clipping pictures from magazines and compiling that ever so important “wish list”.

Most likely your referral sources recommended more than one cabinet company and you are about to meet with them. This of course is the most important step and doing your homework upfront will save you time, energy, frustration and money.

Finding the cabinet company that you want to work with is much more involved than just choosing the wood species and color choice of your cabinets. What most people are not aware of, nor are they expected to be, is the actual scope of the work and all it entails.

In other words, “what’s behind those walls?” A true kitchen remodel professional will provide you with an accurate assessment.

To get started with your interviews ask the following general key questions:

  • How long have they been doing kitchen remodels in your area? Importance: The actual construction and code process varies significantly in different parts of the United States. This could affect the outcome of your remodel.
  • How many kitchen remodels are they averaging per year? Importance: Experience
  • Do you have permission to call any of their past kitchen remodel clients at your discretion? Importance: Find out if they are doing their job!

Lastly, was trust established and do you feel they are a comfortable fit for you? After all, you will be working closely with them for several months to come.

Enjoy your home,

Clay Coxclay@kitchensbyclay.com

7935 Airport Road, Suites 5 and 6, Naples, FL 34109

T: 239.431.5474 F: 239.431.5472

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