Finding the right contractor is never an easy job. For every part, feature and mechanical function in your home there’s a remodeling contractor or professional that specializes in that type of work.
When you’ve got a big remodel project that will incorporate a lot of different aspects – electrical, plumbing, tile work or other flooring, windows, paint, trim carpentry – you’ll need to branch out a little and start hunting throughout Los Angeles to find the best General Contractor for the job to locate, coordinate and work with these specialty sub-contractors.
The net is one of the best resources for locating a variety of contractors quickly; unfortunately you’ll have to do a lot of digging online if you want to find information on the quality and reliability of some contractors.
Review sites can be helpful, such as Yelp, Kudzu and Google Place Pages with reviews on local contractors in the area but you have to beware of shilling.
A shill or plant is a person who helps another person or organization to sell goods or services without disclosing that he or she has a close relationship with the seller.
These individuals may post false reviews in order to help a particular business do well.
Another source for finding a good general contractor it to speak directly with friends and family; they may know one, or could have worked with one on a past project.
Direct references can let you know the quality of the work that was delivered as well as other details about the project.
Asking around the local community can give some benefit as well.
General contractors typically work with the same suppliers and outlets, so speaking with the owner of a local hardware store or material supplier could get you the names of some of the contractors they see on a regular basis – perhaps even the ones they know do excellent work.
Why Hire a General Contractor?
If there are multiple contractors that specialize in all the different areas, you might be wondering why you should put all your eggs in one basket and just work with an LA based general contractor. The biggest issue is that time is important to a lot of us. You can certainly attempt to hire a handful of what you believe are specialized professionals for your home remodel, but that makes you the project manager and you have to oversee all the phases to ensure that one project is completed so another project can begin – and all on time. Kavin Construction has years of relationships with their sub-contractors, which reflects in their own reputation, as well as the sub-contractor’s dedication to Kavin Construction.
A general contractor handles all of that for you. If you find the right general contractor, they’ll typically have a pool of resources for trusted sub-contractors along with their own staff. That general contractor will manage the entire project, often giving you your own dedicated site manager, to ensure that your remodel is completed in a timely fashion with quality materials – ultimately giving you the home you wanted from the beginning.