7 tips for hiring the best contractor
Determine the contractor's specialty
"Sometimes people assume all contractors are equally qualified to work on different types of houses," Abram says. Interview contractors who do the type of work you need. For instance, if you want a renovation, you want a renovator, rather than a new-home builder, he says.
Look for someone who focuses on homes that are the same age and style as yours, Abram says. While a contractor may have more than one specialty, you want to make sure that your type of home is one of the contractor's strong suits.