Things to Know Before Hiring a Contractor: Get Multiple Bids

As we covered in an earlier post in this space: do your homework before hiring a contractor.

Start with getting multiple bids for your project.  It will set the bar for your expectations as you move toward making a decision and getting the work done.

As you solicit bids from contractors, note these guidelines:

  • Be fair and give the same information to all of them.  It makes it easier to compare pricing.
  • Know what it is you are asking for–be clear on what it is you want built, mowed, installed or painted.
  • Understand the whole of the project and have a rough idea of what you can afford.

We’ll go into more detail on the next steps in future posts.

The Grass Queen