Many homeowners think the most important thing they can do to obtain a fair remodeling price from a good contractor is to get three bids. In reality, competitive bidding is a small part of the process of finding the right remodeler. Establishing trust should be your top priority.
APEX Construction Management’s JB Biancini suggests you start by checking project photos and friends’ projects. Do you like what you see? Next consider online reviews and personal referrals. Do you like what you hear? Finally, meet with a couple of contractors who clear those two hurdles. Do you like what you feel? That’s when you decide if you can trust the contractors and if they listen. Although intangible, mutual trust is the most important building material in any successful remodeling project.
We caught up with JB at a St. Paul job site. Here’s how he explained it. If you have questions, contact JB.