How to choose your contractor

How to choose your contractor

Blog submitted by Cleland Contracting Inc. in Calgary

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Overwhelming can be the first thought that comes to mind when it is that time to choose a contractor for your projects.  Whether it be renovations are new to you or you have had a not-so-good experience with a previous contractor, this decision can be difficult when you’re unsure of what exactly you should be looking for.

There are a few qualities that you should always look for when it comes to picking the contractor that is right for you and your project.


You want a general contractor Calgary that will be open and honest with you.  They need to be able to keep you up to date with the goings-on of your renovation.  For example, if there is an issue getting your cabinets in for your kitchen, they should be involving you in this so that the decisions that are made are not a surprise to you in the end.


Make sure that your contractor is always communicating with you during all aspects of your renovation.  You don’t want surprises regarding the timing, materials and the all-around plan for your renovation.  That can be frustrating when your contractor isn’t keeping you in the loop. Make sure that when something comes up that they are relaying everything to you during your renovations. Calgary homeowners should feel that they can always reach their general contractor.


It’s your home, you need to be comfortable with who is in it.  Do your research, just because they are the cheapest option does NOT mean they are going to be your best one.  You have the right to ask for references and make sure you can look back on previous jobs to see their quality.  You also have lots of resources, such as RenovationFind, which can help you with the vetting process to help you find someone you can trust with your ideas and who is properly credited.

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As much as all of the above is important when choosing your contractor, the most important thing is you feel comfortable with who you pick, and they are listening to your thoughts and explaining why or why not they would work for your renovation. Remember, it’s your home, and you must live with the final product.

Contact Cleland Contracting Inc. if you’re looking for a trustworthy contractor in Calgary!

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