Top 5 Tips for Homeowners
- 1. VERIFY INSURANCE
- 2. GET IT IN WRITING
- 3. CHECK REFERENCES
- 4. HOW LONG HAS THE COMPANY BEEN IN BUSINESS?
- 5. DON'T SIGN ANYTHING - UNTIL YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE.
Workers Compensation Insurance protects you if a worker is injured on your property. Liability Insurance protects you if any of your property is damaged. It's common to ask a contractor for their insurance agent to provide a certificate of insurance or to be an additional insured on a large project. (If their insurance is not up-to-date YOU could be liable.)
All warranties and estimates must be in detail. It will help protect you as a consumer and avoid misunderstandings.
Does the company stand behind warranties? Did the contractor listen to you when there was a problem? Do they actually show up on time? Would previous customers use them again? If they cannot provide references, there's a reason why!
Warranties are only as good as the company providing them. If they go out of business, in many cases so does your warranty.
Be sure to ask questions and clarify everything in writing. Taking time to ensure that you and the contractor have clear expectations will ensure a smooth and problem free project.
“We worked with Dave to erect an outside porch handrail for my elderly parents in Malvern. Dave was a pleasure to work with! Dave and his crew did exactly what he said they would do for the price he quoted. My other family members in the area and I will definitely use HandyPro again!”
-David M., West Chester
“Thank you so much! I was at the client's house Saturday and you do beautiful work! I am VERY impressed! I will definitely be keeping your contact information at our law office” -Amy S., Chadds Ford
“Mom is 99 and is staying in her own home. It’s hard to find someone whose workmanship and integrity I could trust with Mom’s repairs. I could depend on Dave to install the handrails and make home modifications and repairs to keep her safe. Better still, Dave took time to talk with Mom, not just with me, to learn how she moves around the house and how she wanted things to be. . . rare in this day and age! and truly much appreciated. You’ll be delighted with Dave and his work!”
-Donna P., Devon
"It's nice to have a go to guy in a go to company! John was my guy from start to finish. He was out to my house, reviewed the job – crown molding, chair rail and shadow boxes in my living room and dining room – gave me a firm estimate and began a day later. John worked on the weekend to complete the job. It was done quickly and done well. Since then I have used John for a number of handyman assignments all have been done quick and well."
- Jim C., Downingtown
"They are here now, they insisted on taking extra time to do the job right (not asking for extra money)!"
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“Highly recommended – their customer service was great! It was a tricky problem with a broken part on my window. John the craftsman travelled around to find a suitable part. I would not hesitate to use HandyPro again.”
- Geoff A., Wayne
"Service was great. Jeff was very nice, prompt and a professional."
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