What credentials should I demand from the contractor I hire for my project?
A General Liability Insurance certificate for starters. Even though licensing is not required for a general contractor, the general contractor should hire plumbers, electricians, and HVAC contractors with licensing as licensing is required in Houston and other municipalities. It is also a good idea to check with the BBB for any outstanding, unresolved complaints against…Read More
Why is it important to hire a contractor who is a member of The Greater Houston Builders’ Association?
Being a member of any organization says a lot about the contractor you are interviewing. Continuing education, accountability, community service, and professional growth are just a few benefits of being a member of the Greater Houston Builders’ Association (GHBA). Hire a professional who values these things.Read More
What type of warranty should I expect on my project?
The Texas Association of Builders (TAB) has drafted a contract that includes a 1/2/10 year warranty. This is also the national standard for the remodeling and construction industry as it is endorsed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). It includes: 1 year coverage of workmanship and materials; 2 year coverage of plumbing, electrical,…Read More
Why is hiring the cheapest remodeler a really bad idea?
Hiring someone solely based on price is not a great idea for a few reasons. The most significant reasons are due to the fact that low bids are usually missing some significant parts of the project. Often the cheapest contractors cut corners in ways that could be dangerous to you or your family. They may…Read More
Why should I use a certified professional?
An individual or organization that has gone through the rigors of achieving professional designations or certifications is going to go the extra mile to deliver a quality project. The opposite of this can be catastrophic in terms of cost and frustration resulting from the contractor’s lack of professionalism and ability.Read More
What types of construction does Vick Construction & Remodeling perform?
Residential Commercial New Construction Additions Restoration Remodeling Repairs General ImprovementsRead More