Whether you want to build a new home, renovate an existing one or make much needed repairs, you always want to bring in a good, professional tradesman. The challenge for many is separating the wheat from the chaff. What should you look for in a good tradesman? We’ll give you a list of things to look for and how to know if the skilled tradesperson meets those standards.Experience
A good tradesperson will have experience dealing with the type of project you want to have done in your home. Even when a general contractor hires subcontractors to complete specific work, they have to understand the type of work being done because they’ve done it before. They will know how to manage that kind of project and take responsibility for meeting quality standards and being on schedule. A side benefit of experience is that you’ll be able to ask for related references.
When you call the references, ask about any safety incidents they may have had, the quality of the work, the number of change orders that were necessary, the overall cost relative to initial quotes, and how well the schedule was met.