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 Sunday, June 24th, 2018

March 5, 2011

Choosing a Contractor – Not Bob!

Bob is laid off and will charge you half what the licensed contractor will charge-if you pay cash. Hiring a friend or relative to do the job of a contractor is an expensive way to save money. Neighbor Bob might be a Michelangelo with a hammer, but he will skip the permit process or ask you to pull the permits yourself. Most important, if there is a problem with the job, you will find yourself suing a neighbor for assets he does not have and having no remedy for a faulty job. Be smart. Go with the licensed contractor. Check his references. Research the State Contractor Licensing Board to be sure he is in good standing and bonded. . A licensed contractor will take out the necessary permits and will be responsible if there is a problem with the job. Get more than one bid. Qualified contractors bid the same job differently. A smart homeowner gets the job done right at the lowest cost.

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