You’ve been anxiously waiting to update your Ohio home, watching episode after episode of Fixer Upper to gather remodeling ideas. However, you know you can’t do the work yourself, and you want a home-improvement expert you can trust to get the job done well.

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At James Montie Construction, Inc., we suggest that you take time to sift through area contractors to find one that meets your criteria. As you interview potential general contractors, be sure to ask these four questions:

1. What are your qualifications?

First and foremost, make sure the contractor is in fact a licensed professional. You can request proof of credentials as well as any other relevant certifications or involvement in professional organizations. If the contractor isn’t licensed and insured, we suggest you keep looking.

2. Can you tell me about your home-improvement experience?

A new construction company can be just as skilled as an established one, but it’s good to know how much experience that general contractor brings to the table. Also, ask whether the contractor specializes in a specific home improvement such as window replacement, basement remodeling, or kitchen remodeling.

3. How much do you charge?

Always get a written quote before entering into a home-improvement contract. Make sure the costs are itemized, and ask any questions you might have regarding material costs, labor, and so on. Understand all possible costs before moving forward with the general contractor.

4. What materials do you use?

Less expensive isn’t always a plus when it comes to home improvement. You want quality materials that will last, so if you get a quote that seems really low in comparison to the competition, be sure to find out specifically what materials they’re using. Don’t be afraid to do a little consumer research, too.

If you’re looking for a general contractor in or around Westerville, Gahanna, or New Albany, consider the James Montie team. We specialize in roofing, basement finishing, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, flooring, and more. Our general contractors come with a wide-range of experience and offer superior customer service. To get a free quote, contact James Montie at (740) 975-5412.


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