Choosing A Contractor

10 Tips for making sure your contractor measures up:

  1. Hire only Licensed Contractors.
  2. Check Contractor’s License at
    or call (804) 367-8511. 
  3. Get three references, review past work.
  4. Get at least three bids.
  5. Get a written contract and don’t sign anything until you completely understand the terms.
  6. Pay 10% down, or $1,000.00 whichever is less.
  7. Don’t let payments get ahead of work.  Keep records of payments.
  8. Don’t make a final payment until you’re satisfied with the job.
  9. Don’t pay cash.
  10. Keep a job file of all papers relating to your project.