When building or remodeling your home, you are likely to hire a general contractor Los Angeles as part of the team that will make your dream home a reality. General contractors are the glue that keeps the team together by ensuring that everything is done as per your instructions. Most times, they are the ones that you have initial contact with to give them an idea of your expectations and eventually sign a contract with that gives them a go ahead to start working. Here are some tips to follow in order to have a great relationship with the general contractor you choose to handle your project.
Know what you want
Communicate clearly your goals, your expectations and the final vision you have for your home.
Know your budget
It is best to start with a clear and realistic budget in mind and ‘reverse engineer’ everything to fit your budget, rather then the other way around. Clearly communicate this to your General Contractor.
Los Angeles seems to have tens of thousands of possible candidates for the job, but in truth only a small fraction of the Los Angeles general contractor population merits a serious consideration. Look for experience (start with 10 years in business as your minimum criteria), a proven track record (top BBB rating, clean record with the CSLB, etc.), past clients’ reviews, media coverage of work done, design facility and so forth.
Your general contractor is your main team player and a key partner in the project. Treat your contractor and crew much like you want to be treated – with fairness, calm, respect and a positive disposition. This approach will pay far larger dividends for you then the alternative.