Being a homeowner means you know better than anyone that at some point your house is going to need a little attention.  Whether its repairs, renovations, or even additions you’re looking to engage in, it can be a pretty large undertaking all on your own. This is exactly why people considering home improvement need a home services contractor. This contractor can make sure that the job doesn’t just get done, but will get done properly.

So before rushing out to hire a home services contractor, you’ll want to take a look at this list of tips on how to find the best contractor out there.

Ask Around.    One of the best ways to begin your search is to start asking around.  Ask friends and family who have made home improvements who they have used.  Ask for the good and bad, as it’s just important to know who they were happy with as who they weren’t pleased with.  If you can, look for people you know who have done the same kind of improvements that you would like to do. Once you’ve got a list of names to work with, you can go from there.  Here at Top Rank we keep a list of those who have used us in the past and encourage you to ask them.

Get Quotes.   Next it’s time to actually call a contractor and have them come out to your home to give you a quote.  If the home services contractor doesn’t offer face-to-face meetings , and a visual inspection of your home, then you know they aren’t the right one for the job.  Make sure you get the quote in writing so that if you choose that contractor, the price is already set.  Top Rank won’t do it any other way because confusion and emotions run high with any home improvement.

At this time, you can ask the home services contractor specifics such as how long the job will take, if they’ve done similar jobs, how many sub-contractors he/she works with, and if they have any references.  It’s also very important to ask about their credentials and training.  Here at Top Rank we have contractors that we have worked with for years and we know the quality of their work.  You are our next reference, good or bad and our future relies on you being thrilled with the result.

Ask for a Plan.  Lastly, you’ll want to ask for the contractor to provide you with their home improvement plan, so if there are any questions or changes you can discuss them before the job begins.  Top Rank is the team with a plan.

We are Top Rank Home & Construction Services. We serve you in the Elk Grove, Galt, Lodi, Stockton and Modesto areas with HAVC, Roofing, Windows, Insulation, Lighting, Concrete, Painting and Construction Services. Call us at 916-667-3399 or at 209-251-7474 or just visit www.toprankhomeservices.com. We are the team with a plan!