Choosing a Contractor

I’ll Take the Kitchen Remodel with a Side of Asparagus

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How do you go about selecting a remodeling company that is going to make you happy?

Unfortunately most consumers have no idea, and most remodeling companies can’t tell you either.

It’s a problem that every business wrestles with: “How do we make sure that the people our product or service fits with understand that our product or service is perfect for them?”

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How to Choose a Contractor II

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I recently came across this great article by one of my colleagues who is kind enough to allow me to reprint this.  I think Mike really hits on all the major points of how to evaluate a remodeling contractor when they meet with you to talk about your project. Please note that for Pennsylvanians you […]

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Pennsylvania Passes Legislation Regulating Contractors

  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recently passed legislation to regulate the home improvement industry.  In addition to many other measures the bill establishes a requirement that all contractors obtain a registration number from the State to perform contracting work in PA.  I’ll discuss some of the important aspects of this bill.   There is a provisioin requiring […]

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Choosing a Contractor

So it’s time to get that home improvement or home repair project taken care of…how do you choose a contractor? First of all, let’s look at some of the advice floating around in the stratosphere on this subject… “Get three estimates, throw out the high and low.”    –conventional “wisdom”    If you had to give […]

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Why ServiceMagic Stinks

    Firstly, this article is about “online lead generation services” in a general sense, not just ServiceMagic.com.  SM just happens to be the largest and most visible of the bunch.  Not to mention the title “Why Service Magic Stinks”  sounds much more concise than “Why online lead generation services perform poorly for contractors, drive up […]

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