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How can I make sure the contractor actually does the work and doesn’t take the money and run ?
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Make sure they are licensed, bonded and insured (also great if they have been doing business in the area 5 years or more). If its a really large job (5k-10k or more) then you set up a payment schedule. They could still take the first payment and run but at least you are out only a piece of the cost, but if they are licensed, bonded and insured then its highly unlikely they would take the money in run.
- LLv 51 month ago
Be there ALL of the time.
- babyboomer1001Lv 71 month ago
Check his reputation, years in the business and don't pay him in advance, except for materials.
- Elaine MLv 71 month ago
Are they bonded.
Do you have a written contract.
What's their rating on the BBB?
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- MaxiLv 71 month ago
You don't pay all the money up front, but pay in stages and wait until the work is completed before you pay the final amount
- 1 month ago
Make sure that they are licensed.
Make sure that they have good reviews or recommendations from friends and neighbors.Make sure you have a signed contract with them.
- SlickterpLv 71 month ago
A contract of course.
- sunshine_melLv 71 month ago
Have a good contract, with very clear expectations for everything (budget, workmanship, dates, what's covered & required etc)
- ?Lv 51 month ago
Make sure they are bonded and licensed
Ask people in your neighborhood for the name of their contractors