Legacy Reconstruction has created a culture within the organization of empathy and integrity. These two components are the foundation that has built the Legacy administration staff and field team who have managed hundreds of construction projects in Houston and throughout the country in various weather related catastrophes that have affected different regions of the country.
Here are some key performance indicators we discuss with our clients when choosing a General Contractor.
A contractor’s skills, experience and qualifications are the most important factors in the success of your home improvement project, but the relationship you have throughout the process matters as well. What factors count in a good relationship with your home improvement contractor? Great communication, a detailed contract and reasonable expectations are some of the keys.
Some minor issues are bound to arise during a remodeling or home improvement project, such as delays caused by weather or the availability of materials. Larger problems, such as those that have a substantial impact on your budget, may occur as well. In any case, there are ways you can better manage or even avoid some issues with the following tips.
- Determine in advance what you want, from the styles you prefer to details about different types of building materials, flooring and plumbing fixtures etc. Be ready to communicate what you want to your contractor. It helps to pick out major items such as plumbing, appliances, and light fixtures early in the process.
- Select an experienced contractor, one with the proper training and insurance. Check out references before you hire, so you’ll have others’ experiences to let you know what to expect. The time you spend checking our potential contractors now will save you time, and possibly money, down the line.
- Don’t place unreasonable expectations on your contractor. Some problems, like the weather, simply can’t be avoided. Be sure to build in extra time for permit approvals, if necessary.
- Although your expectations should be reasonable, don’t be afraid to hold your contractor accountable for his or her actions. Speak up whenever you have concerns. It’s a good idea to determine in advance how you and your contractor will handle issues.
- Clear and frequent communication is essential. Meet with your contractor regularly to review progress on the project and re-emphasize expectations as you move forward.