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How To Select A Remodeling Contractor

Home remodeling is not for the faint of heart. All the design changes, the mess, the house turned upside down, contractors coming and going – it almost seems like it would be easier to move out or burn the house down! At Gerbus Remodeling, we understand that home renovation means that your nest is turned upside down and it’s our job to make the process as enjoyable and trouble-free as possible. When it’s time to select your remodeling contractor, Gerbus Remodeling suggests following these guidelines from the National Association of Home Builders:

Contact your local home builders association for names of member remodelers. Gerbus Remodeling is an active member of the Cincinnati HBA. In fact, one of our partners, Alan Gerbus, is a past President of the organization.

Ask for referrals from friends and family.

Make sure your home remodeler has a permanent business location and a good reputation with banks and trade partners.

Does the remodeling contractor work with the best trade partners in the area? At Gerbus Remodeling, we work with award-winning Rod Sidley Architects for our design work and some of the area’s finest locally owned and nationally recognized trade partners and suppliers.

Find out more about your remodeler – how long have they been in business, do they warranty their work, do they have references, and are they financially sound?

Do they carry workers compensation and general liability insurance to protect you and your property in the event of an accident?

Can you see samples of their work?

Do you feel you can easily communicate with your remodeling contractor? Remember, you will be spending a great deal of time with them throughout the process.

Make sure your remodeling contractor provides you with a written contract and budget.

Be cautious of the lowest priced bid. If a remodeling contractor is unable to pay for materiel and labor, this may indicate an issue and will likely fall back on you and your property if bills go unpaid.

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About Homes by Gerbus: For over six decades Homes by Gerbus and Gerbus Remodeling, founded by Walter Gerbus Sr., have been crafting exquisite custom homes and home renovations in the greater Cincinnati area and Northern Kentucky. Offered in the finest custom home communities or on your homesite, our homes are built on solid family values and a strong work ethic that has guided our company (and family) for three generations. From handshakes at the time to contract, to hugs at the time of closing, we pride ourselves on building homes of uncompromising value, quality, and style. We take great comfort in the accolades that we receive from our satisfied clients who praise our team for listening to their concerns, addressing their questions, and providing a pleasurable and stress free home building experience. The Homes by Gerbus, Inc. family of companies also includes Gerbus Remodeling, Inc. and Gerbus Properties, Inc.

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