Researching a contractor for a remodel, interior redesign, or a new build can be time-consuming, frustrating, and unfortunately unsuccessful. The ideal contractor consists of a reliable team of skillful people who arrive when planned and do the quality work promised. But finding those great home improvement businesses can be a challenge—unless you know where to start looking. Members of Home Artisans of Indiana share their advice on how to find a reputable contractor:
“Getting referrals from other trusted contractors that have done good work for you before is a good place to start. Ask a few questions like ‘Have you worked with them? How long have you known them?’ and do some research that way.” Doug Marvel, Marvelous Woodworking
“Look for a company that is affiliated with an industry association. For example, you can find a reputable mover on the AMSA (American Moving & Storage Association). I recommend also checking on the specific mover you are considering on the Better Business Bureau’s website.” David Stamper, Planes Companies
“If you are looking for reviews, they are everywhere on the internet. Check over several sites for multiple opinions; I recommend in particular Yelp and Angie’s List.” Brian Schutt, Homesense Heating & Cooling
“I like to stick to contractors who are local, have an established history, provide warranty details, and have good reviews. Choose the person you want to work with when comparing multiple companies. Personally, I can recommend any Home Artisans member as a reputable, reliable contractor and partner.” Erin Moore, California Closets
“Find what works for you. What makes or breaks a deal is typically security, price, or the level of detail and craftsmanship a job needs. Read reviews and company responses when searching on the internet. I recommend Home Artisans of Indiana; they are a group that allows only reputable, reliable contractors in their group.” Christina Garten, Christina’s Complete Clean
“In our industry, we have a lot of clients who have lived out of town and aren’t familiar with the Indianapolis area and its quality contractors. We often refer companies to these clients when they have a particular need.” James Spink, Bin There Dump That
One easy way to research for a contractor is to visit Home Artisans of Indiana. This group of home improvement experts was created around a shared philosophy of providing outstanding customer service, quality and value. Visit homeartisans.com to learn more about our members. We hope you will reach out to one of us the next time you need help with your home.