It’s no secret that the
home improvement business is booming on Long Island and in
Nassau County in particular. There are literally thousands
of contractors from which
to choose. So, how exactly does a homeowner choose just
the right contractor for their job? With over pricing,
incompetence and inexperience, unreliability and inconsistency
more prevalent than ever, homeowners have a difficult and often
unwieldy decision to make that can jeopardize their most
important investment: their home.
approach every single job as if it is our only job. We treat
each and every home as if it is our own home. And, we personally
oversee every aspect of the project from a realistic scheduled
start date to a practical date of completion. While in your home
we like to feel like family, but we’re not looking to move in.
If you’re in the market to
remodel your home, look to
HomeTime Remodeling while
shopping around for a qualified, experienced contractor.
However, always consider the following points before selecting a
home improvement specialist.
Let’s face it
the old adage “you get what you pay for” has
never been truer than when applied to residential construction. Cutting corners is just not a smart
option when remodeling. Sure, everyone wants a deal,
a bargain and a break, but usually those deals,
bargains and breaks add up and up and up. Hire an
inexperienced, untrained contractor who sells their
services on price alone by utilizing a “pay as you
go” payment schedule, and chances are you’ll receive
an inferior product that will cost you more than you
bargained for. They lack the basic skills necessary
to calculate a job correctly and accurately. True
professionalism, competence, experience and honesty don’t come cheap. That’s also not to say that the
most expensive contractor is always the best
either. We at HomeTime
Remodeling offer quality and value
for your dollar and strongly believe that there are
no shortcuts to calculating a job correctly. By accurately pricing every aspect of the job, from
carpentry to plumbing to electrical, we present you
with a legitimate, on-budget estimate. However,
there are times homeowners will incur additional,
unforeseen costs, they include:
Authorization of Additional Work –
upgrades, changes, etc
Code Related Violations –
Homeowners must comply with
existing building codes.
Other Hidden Costs –
Some unscrupulous contractors
will purposely write vague estimates and job
descriptions, leaving out items the homeowner
believed were included.
worse than considering a contractor who’s
experienced enough, but lacks the professionalism to
close the deal. We at
HomeTime Remodeling firmly believe
professionalism and experience go hand in hand. We
expect our in-house employees and contracted subs to
always act in the most courteous and professional
manner when dealing with every member of the
homeowner’s family. We want you to be our client.
That's why when we set up an appointment, we show
up. When you call us, we call you back. Period.
One thing is for
Remodeling has the home improvement
experience, over 20 years’ worth, to get the job
done on-budget and on time. There’s no excuse for
incompetence and inexperience in this business.
Homeowners need to do their homework and research
contractors in their area and learn how long they’ve
been in business, how many customers were truly
satisfied with their overall performance and if they
would recommend them to their friends. At
our experience and our professionalism gets us job
after job after job.
receive the majority of our business? Through word
of mouth. We pride ourselves on having satisfied
customers. It’s not unusual for us to work on a
number of houses in one community. Neighbors like
what they see when our sign is on the front lawn of
a customers home. They’ll ask about us then request
additional references so they can visit more homes
we’ve completed in the area. Nine times out of ten
our relationships with our customers grew stronger
as the jobs progressed. Not many contractors around
today can say that. And, any contractor who refuses
to present their references is a contractor not
worth your time and effort.
a contractor, the number one rule is to do your
homework and really research the company you’re
considering hiring. Also, don’t make cost your only
factor in your decision. Remember, professionalism,
experience and honesty are built into our business
so we can build a quality home for you at a budget
you can truly afford. I am not asking you to believe
me, call me any time to request past and current
client phone numbers.