Hiring A Marble Granite Contractor

Step By Step Guide

Here's a step by step guide to help you hire a quality marble granite contractor.

Hiring A Marble Granite Contractor

STEP 1: Before talking to any contractors the first thing to do is create a budget for the project.

Without a budget you may end up over spending. Having a tight budget will help you make decisions about what kind of fixtures, and materials to purchase. You'll know when you need to cut back and you'll know when you can splurge.

STEP 2: Figure out your square footage.

Most stones have a wide price range and knowing your square footage will help keep you in line when making buying decisions.

STEP 3: Get written estimates.

After you have your stone budget set and you know your square footage, get at least two if not three WRITTEN estimates from a of couple different stone & granite fabricators. This will enable you to COMPARE prices from different contractors.

Make sure the estimate is complete! Getting a "written" estimate on the back of a business card is not a sign of a good contractor.

STEP 4: Spend a little time feeling out the contractors.Hiring A Stone Contractor

Take the time to talk with each stone contractor. Get a feel for which one you'll be most comfortable working with and also having in your home.

Pay attention to things like who shows up on time and who is prepared to talk about your project. If a contractor shows up late to your appointment, chances are they will show up late when working on your project.

While you are in the process of selecting a contractor it is a good idea to make sure they have the proper license, insurance, and bonding. All three of these items are in place to protect you.

Working with a contractor who isn't licensed or doesn't have the proper insurance might come back to haunt you. A good contractor will show you copies of these documents when they present your written estimate.

STEP 5: Check references.

Check the references of the marble granite contractor you are leaning towards selecting. Make sure to ask the homeowners you speak with specific questions about their experience with the contractor.

  • "Did the contractor show up on time?"
  • "Was the project completed in a timely manner?"
  • "Were questions and concerns addressed promptly?"
  • "Did the workers clean up after themselves?"
  • "Did they feel like a valued customer?"

Want to be a little more aggressive? Ask the contractor for the names and numbers of their last three jobs and call those instead of their handpicked references. This will provide a more realistic overview of the contractors daily work habits and skills.

STEP 6: The last step is to select your stone fabricator.

Have them provide you with a time line for the completion of the project. Having a time line will help ensure your project is completed in a timely manner.

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