How To Find the Right General Contractor In Orange County

Ready to Remodel? Find the Right Contractor First!

When you plan a remodeling project, you have great visions on how you will transform your space and make it more attractive and comfortable for your family. Perhaps you have a Pinterest board full of ideas, and you are ready to get started as soon as possible. There’s just one small catch: you have to filter through the pool of local general contractors and find one who is honest, qualified, and affordable. This may be the most difficult part of your whole project, but as a trusted provider of general contractor services, Ranjo Contractors has some tips for selecting your contractor:

·        First and foremost, you want a licensed, bonded, and insured contracting company. Do not take their word for it. Ask to see proof and check the dates to ensure they are current in these qualifications.

·        Next, check their rating with the Better Business Bureau. If the company does have complaints against it, you will be able to see more specifics and if the Bureau found them to be valid. Likewise, services like Angie’s List can let you see first-hand user experiences.

·        When asking for estimates, be sure to give your candidates as much information as possible because that is the only way they can give the most accurate plan. Understand that even the best estimates need to have a certain contingency fund built into them for the unexpected or things your contractor just can’t see until the project begins, like bad wiring or termite damage. Also remember that changes you make along the way or selecting more expensive finishings create cost increases that are not your contractor’s fault. When you have a more complete picture of how costs are estimated, you will have a better understanding if something changes.

·        Ask for references. Any professionals in residential and commercial construction should have a portfolio and the ability to provide examples of satisfied clients.

·        Lastly, be vigilant but patient. You want to keep an eye on progress, but remember that somethings are outside of your contractor’s control, like weather delays or other acts of god.

As you research your potential contractor, Ranjo Contractors encourages you to contact us at (888) 387-9530 for a consultation. We want the best for your home, and we want to show you why people turn to us again and again for all of their remodeling needs.