How To Find A Contractor?

  • Ask Friends, Relatives and Co-Workers for References.
  • Interview at Least 5 Contractors.
  • Be Realistic About Availability.
  • Ask What Work Will Be Done by Subcontractors.
  • Choose the Right Contractor for the Right Project.
  • Check Licenses, Complaints and Litigation History.
  • Check References.
  • Sign a Detailed Contract.

How do I find out if a contractor is licensed?

Always verify a contractor’s license by visiting, calling (850) 487-1395 or by downloading the free DBPR Mobile app. Your BBB provides information on how to find properly licensed professionals, including an easy to use checklist.

How do I find a contractor to build a house?

Finding a good contractor for your residential project takes time, patience and research, but saves you from a potential disaster.

  1. Contact friends, family and associates.
  2. Visit lumberyards in your area.
  3. Contact the local building inspector.
  4. Contact the residential contractors on your list with the most check marks.

What to do before hiring a contractor?

8 Things to Know About Hiring a Contractor

  • Know what you want.
  • Get bids from several contractors.
  • Do background checks.
  • Investigate a contractor’s work history and work habits.
  • Set boundaries for the job site.
  • Know what you’ll be paying for.
  • Have a strategy for how you will resolve differences.
  • Be aware of contract details.