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Narrowing the Field

Tips for narrowing the field of Des Moines home and remodeling contractors with a research on portfolios, references, certifications and affiliations in the industry.

  • Definitely look at pictures of completed work online. Is the company (especially its staff) capable of the type of work that you desire? How do they stand out?
  • Establish the longevity of any business and evaluate its history. Consider how this information might support your goals and prioritize your selections. During the recession many companies left the marketplace, and similarly, many new business started up.
  • Gather referrals or testimonials from friends and online. These can be helpful in establishing a short list to interview.
  • Determine the value of a design services for your home. A wide spectrum of customization exists in our local market. Research the benefits of design and planning options provided within the industry and ascertain what resonates with your family.
  • Consider reputation! Does the contractor have industry affiliations or certifications? Are they registered with the State of Iowa? Do they carry appropriate insurance? Ask business associates or Google for additional insight.
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