Although it may initially seem like a good idea to hire the builders and trades-people who agree to the lowest price, this may not save you any money in the long run. Always hire the builders and trades-people that you think will be the easiest to work with and who will get the job done to your satisfaction. Consider that inferior construction can result in collapse; that inferior electrical work can cause a fire; that bad plumbing work can cause a smelly mess; inferior roofing can result in leaks. The results of shoddy workmanship are both frustrating and expensive. The right contractor for you may give you the lowest quote, the highest, or one in the middle. To find the best contractor for your project, talk to as many contractors as you can to get a feeling for what type of contractor you want to work with. There are different types of contractors, ranging from the large companies with more than one hundred employees to contractors who have no employees and do the work themselves, using a network of subcontractors for larger projects. Any of these contractors can do a great job on your remodel. Deciding which one is right for you depends on your expectations.


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