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Monday, February 12, 2018

Top 3 Tips to Find the Best Contractors in Your Community

Is your home in need of major repairs? Have things gotten so bad that it’s time to finally hire a contractor to help you with your problem? Maybe you need the expert services of a local plumber, a residential electrical contractor, a carpenter, a HVAC repair specialist, or any other number of service providers. If this is the case, you’ll want to find the best, most affordable option in your community.

Do you know what to look for when hiring a contractor? If not, you’re in luck because we’re about to share our top tips to help you find the best option in the vicinity of your home. Please use this information to your advantage as soon as possible.

Tip #1: Ask People You Know for Recommendations

This may seem simplistic on the surface, but it’s definitely one of the best ways to find a high-quality service provider in your local community. Do you have friends and family living in your hometown? If so, they’ve probably dealt with a contractor or two during their lifetime and they may have an excellent recommendation to provide.

As an example, let’s say your parents live in the same hometown as you. They own a home and recently had to have a new boiler installed. Did they like the company they used? If so, ask for the contact information so you can have it available the next time you need boiler repairs or replacement.

The same holds true for all types of contractors. Ask your friends, neighbors, family members, and coworkers if they know good contractors that you can trust, have low rates, and are willing to provide services at your home. Finding contractors this way is fast, easy, and intelligent, so take advantage of this opportunity when it presents itself.

Tip #2: Use the Internet to Your Advantage

One of the best things about the Internet is its ability to keep us connected. We can go to our favorite web browser, type a keyword in the search engines, and pretty much find anything we’ve ever wanted. As far as hiring contractors go, this development is incredible because it gives people the ability to read testimonials and reviews online when looking for local service providers.

The other cool thing about the Internet is website owners have taken it upon themselves to rate and review service provider specialists. can easily connect you to the top mold remediation and water damage restoration service provider in your community. Or you can visit this website to find the top HVAC contractors in your neighborhood.

At the end of the day, you have to start using the web to your advantage. If you find a contractor you’re interested in hiring, search their name on the Internet. See if you can find any negative reviews that may turn you away from the company. If everything comes up aces, you’ll feel more confident that they’ll be able to get the job done when hiring them.

Tip #3: Get Estimates and Bids from Multiple Contractors

You may discover multiple contractors that you like for your particular job. This could potentially make it hard to choose. At this point in the game, it’s time to start thinking about how much you’re going to pay for their services.

Call every contractor you like and have them write up a detailed estimate and bid. Look over each estimate thoroughly and pay close attention to the price. Since you like and trust every one of these companies, you can hire the contractor that came in lowest on the bid and feel confident they’ll be able to get the job done.


It may seem difficult, but it’s very easy to find high-end contractors in your community. Please use the guidelines we’ve shared today and you’ll find a diamond in the rough in no time flat.


  1. I am not sure I will ever need one but these are some really good tips to follow. Thanks.

  2. These are great tips. The first one is a great one. Word of Mouth is how my fiance' gets a lot of his jobs.

  3. When I saw the title of this post, I got so excited and couldn't wait to read it. This is good advice! When I see my neighbors are having a contractor, I ask them if they were happy with it and the contractor's name, and I keep it in file with other names. It makes you feel less panicky when something goes wrong, too, when you have to fix something asap.

  4. First I have to find the money to be able to use a contractor. Good tips.

  5. Word of mouth really is the very best. Keep in mind though when asking what type of person youre asking and what kind of job they had done. Bathrooms and kitchens people get very impatient, and very impatient people cant handle it. Quality work does take time, and unforeseen things can and do happen.
    My husband only had to advertise one year, the other 30+ years were all word of mouth. He was good, fair, and he had a good rapport with he folks he worked for.
    ellen beck

  6. I definitely think it is a good idea to get estimates from multiple contractors. We had some work done in our house and the first bid was really high. I'm glad we got another bid. Saved a lot of money. Good tip!