Top 7 Questions To Ask When Hiring a Contractor

By: Chris Herath

Foreman with homeowner.

Hiring Tip #4: Will a Foreman Be Present On Site?

The truth is the contractor is often not on the job site daily doing the grunt work. Most contractors are usually out looking for new jobs and working on bids for upcoming projects.

Find out if the contractor will have a foreman on the site, and if possible check out another job the foreman and his crew are working on. That way you can see whether the project is running smoothly and the kind of work they do.

This also will indicate to the contractor that you’re a savvy homeowner who will be keeping an eye on the project, so they may provide the best crew they have to prevent problems. The way the foreman runs his crew will also give you an idea of what to expect when the task is completed.

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  • Thomas Says:
    October 22nd, 2014 at 8:33 am

    It’s a good list, but it could use more questions.



  • Retta Elliott Says:
    July 20th, 2014 at 6:20 am

    I just luv u men, thanks 4 all tips & tricks. 4 b n a single lady…I enjoy watching & viewing yas web site. Thank ya..enjoy tis weather n the south



  • Terrie@Basalite Says:
    July 7th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    This is a really good start when it comes to asking the right questions of any contractor you’re considering. However, there are more things to consider when hiring a contractor. We recommend asking the contractor for references, for example, and pictures of prior projects. Knowing what their cleanup routine is can also save you a lot of headache. It’s a good idea to write out all of your questions before you sit down with a contractor, so that you don’t forget anything during the evolution of the conversation.


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