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Finding the Best General Contractor. You should start by making a shortlist of the general contractors. From this you will be able to find the best contractors. Recommendations can help you in listing contractors. Group of people whom the contractor has worked for previously are recommendations. References can be friends, relatives, neighbors and even colleagues. This can help you in finding some potential contractors to include in your list. You can also get general contractors from the stores that supply building materials in your locality or online. This people will provide you with the list of some reputable contractors. Do not include the names that you cannot verify in the list. Checking the credentials of the contractor should be the next step. You will only do this after you have listed all the potential contractors. Start by checking if they have valid licenses. You should also check at their insurance cover if it is from a reputable company. The contractor should also be registered by legal building and construction agencies. You should therefore eliminate any contractor that does not meet the requirements that you are looking for. After that you should schedule a meeting with each of the contractor to know if they can comply for the work and scheduling the requirements. During the meeting you can also get time to ask them for their referrals. This will help you to see the contractors who have done some quality work before. Apart from that you will also be able to know the contractor you can work with comfortably judging by their personality . This step will help you know the contractor that cannot match your job requirements.
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With the remaining contractors ask them to provide you with their quotation. The quotation should contain all the materials, their cost and any other additional charges that may be required during the whole construction process. When going through quotation you should consider many factors. You should start by considering the price of the materials and the labor charge which should be affordable. The prices should also be around the normal construction rates, it can be slightly higher or lower than the normal rate. You should note that any contractor that his/her quote is far below the normal rate is an inexperienced contractor. From this you will be able to eliminate the inexperienced contractors in your list since it is not wise to hire an inexperienced contractor to work in your building.
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You should also ensure that the contractor you are hiring is easy to work with. The general contractor should be able to get along well with other contractors and the home owner. Make sure that he is readily available when needed. Good contractor should always respond to your calls when needed.