April 21, 2015
Now that it’s Springtime (I think), home renovating contractors will be out in droves to solicit business. This is usually done by means of flyers in our mailboxes, such as a package neatly ensconced in a plastic bag which made the rounds recently.
They may display logos from such organizations as Renomark, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), or Better Business Bureau, which would lead a person to assume they are a quality contractor. While there may be many well qualified contractors registered with these companies, they do not guarantee or warrant the quality of work carried out by contractors. If they receive a number of complaints of shoddy workmanship regarding a contractor, they may drop them from the organization and instruct them to stop using their logo, but some companies continue to display the signs (logos).
Your safest bet is to do your homework, get more than one quote, ask around your neighbourhood to see if anyone has used this contractor in the past and were they satisfied and always remember that old adage “Buyer Beware”