How can you as a homeowner that is looking to renovate ensure you don’t get burned by a contractor who flacks, ghosts or doesn’t build to code? With no official regulations for home renovation contractors, the risk is entirely on the you, the homeowner. This is why Ridgewater Homes is here to help as a licenced custom home builder and renovator who doesn’t take short cuts and builds to code. This has earned Ridgewater Homes the Best Renovation Company in the Vancouver area 4 years in a row.
We have all heard a story or two about someone hiring a bad contractor during home renovations. Being in the industry for many years, we have seen that contractors get a bad rap, and those who meet a standard of excellence with their services shouldn’t have to suffer because of bad contractors. Don’t get me wrong , even good contractors mess up now and than, but if they are honest and willing to fix it and learn from it, this helps them not make that mistake again.
Make sure that the company that you hire has a business license, that they are a licenced contractor, have liability insurance, WCB coverage, have a warranty program. Watch for companies that ask for cash payments. This usually means they don’t have WCB or pay taxes. Check out the company with BBB, see what organizations they belong to. Also check out past projects, referrals and awards they may have won. Remember a lot of references can be faked, so always check out client referrals. Remember doing your research is important as some clients can also be bad clients and try to make the contractor look bad.
The Canadian home renovation industry has seen accelerating growth in the last few years. A housing report using Statistics Canada data, showed that homeowners spent $7.7-billion last year renovating their homes. That number is expected to increase by another 2.7 per cent this year.
The report also shows that more homeowners are planning to spend money renovating their homes, instead of building or moving into a new property. The need for reliable renovation services is greater than ever before.
In speaking with these homeowners we found that trusting a contractor to do good work was far more important than price. It’s like a marriage you want to make sure you have a great relationship and honestly. Owners are willing to spend the money, which is evident in the amount of growth the industry has seen.
Who is Ridgewater Homes
Ridgewater Homes is the company that you can trust for your custom build, home renovation, heritage restoration or commercial. Our focus is complete customer satisfaction. At Ridgewater Homes, we are passionate about the services we provide to our customers. Ridgewater Homes cares just as much about what goes into our customer’s homes, as what we would put into our own. Our company has been operating for over 10 years with the goal of delivering the highest quality work and customer service.
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