Four things to look for in a good contractor

Four things to look for in a good contractor

Hiring a contractor is the first step in physically starting your basement renovation. For some homeowners, this can be the most stressful and time-consuming part of the project. No one wants to be the next contractor horror story, losing time, money or even encountering damage to your home. Fortunately, with some research and knowing what to look for in a reputable contractor, you can ensure your home renovation is a positive experience.

4 O.A.K. Construction is a 5 Star full-service general contractor, with a reputation for integrity, transparency, quality craftmanship and textiles, and excellent customer service.  4 O.A.K. delivers the complete package for your basement renovation; ensuring every detail is taken care of from planning and design to post-construction cleanup. They share four things they offer all of their clients, making them a recommended choice for your next project:

Keeping clear and open communication

Communication is key. A professional contractor is open and transparent throughout the entire project. Before starting a project, it’s essential that you discuss in detail, your vision of your home, a timeline, and budget.  This is very important as it give your contractor a good idea of what you’re looking for. It also sets boundaries, expectations and structure of the job. An experienced contractor will listen thoughtfully to you, but may also make suggestions and recommendations to help you meet your goals.

4 O.A.K. Construction delivers clear open communication throughout the entire project. This includes construction and payment schedules. 48 hour response times (non-emergency), and adherence to all agreements.

Transparent quoting with no surprise costs

One of the big things that can cause stress and anxiety is the final bill. No homeowner wants to receive a total that is higher than the initial quote filled with surprise charges. Feeling as if you’ve overpaid or been tricked can leave a sour taste in anyone’s mouth. To avoid this, 4 O.A.K. provides transparent and detailed plans and estimate that is finalized and signed by both parties before any work begins. They don’t require a deposit to start the job.

Attention to detail, including clean up

A good contractor will ensure that they have created a clean, safe site. For 4 O.A.K. Construction, includes, making sure all job and healthy safety requirements are met, daily site maintenance, and temporary washing facilities. Completed with a professional residential clean, as well as full duct and furnace cleaning to remove residual dust and debris from your home.

Confidence in the project and their skills

Homeowners should hire a contractor who is confident in their skills and the job they are undertaking. When asking your contractor a question, they should be able to provide you with a clear and complete answer that doesn’t leave you more confused or distracted by something else.

Twenty years of construction experience has given 4 O.A.K. the industry knowledge and skillset guaranteed to make your home renovation wishes come true. Customer service and integrity are key. This means working exclusively with trusted trade partners to ensure that you receive high-quality work at competitive prices. Before hiring any contractor to work in your home: ask to see examples of their work, read reviews online, check out their website and social media if they have it, ask to speak with references and if possible, see some of their work in person.

Basement Renovations in Edmonton

Hiring a contractor for your basement renovation shouldn’t be painful. Doing your research and trusting your gut will help you hire the right contractor and have a positive experience.

4 O.A.K. ticks all the boxes and more to ensure that choosing them is the best choice. They understand that they aren’t just working in a house, they are working in your home. This is evident with their level of respect, courtesy and commitment to your satisfaction.

If you’re renovating the basement, reach out to 4 O.A.K. Construction today!

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