Three Things To Consider When Hiring a Los Angeles Contractor

Despite the addition of 5,000 jobs in construction in April this year and the fall of the construction unemployment rate from 20 to 17.8 percent, experts consider these statistics to not drop further anytime soon for the entire year.

What does this mean for General Contractors Los Angeles or anywhere else?

There’s no doubt that with losing their jobs, only a few of them have been able to find gainful employment again, and if they are smart, they would be open to taking up small jobs that involve home improvement as an independent contractor before the market opens up again.

If you have been wanting to complete a long overdue home improvement Los Angeles project in your kitchen or even the bathroom, there is no doubt that this would be the best time to do so. Yet it is imperative that you must consider asking the general contractor a few questions before you sign up for his services, no matter how inexpensive it might be at this juncture:

#1: Previous track record

The bigger the project, the more important it is to find out whether or not the contractor has worked on similar projects over the last five years. It is important that you also speak to a couple of clients that he or she completed a job for as well.

#2: Check the contractor’s license and insurance

If this is a big job worth at least $100,000, then it is important to check the person’s license and insurance. And if that’s not enough, also ask for bank references. For smaller jobs, checking with a client and obtaining a schedule of payments would be a good idea.

#3: Major suppliers and subcontractors

It is also important to ask the Los Angeles contractor to provide you with the contact information of his suppliers and subcontractors so that you can check many years they have been working together.

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