How to Hire a Contractor

How to Hire a Contractor

In this free guide, you’ll learn:

  • How to find contractors
  • Questions for the candidates
  • How to check references and then some
  • Cementing a relationship
  • The bidding process
  • Contracting for construction
  • and much more…


I prepared this guide after seeing so many people struggle with understanding how and when to hire a general contractor. This process can seem like a complex and frightening roadblock for those who haven’t been through it before.

This guide will help to simplify the process.

Hiring the best general contractor for your project is an extremely important decision. That choice will determine the quality of craftsmanship and the timely completion, within budget, of the project. It will also minimize emotional stress and surprise extra costs.

All projects vary in complexity, cost and duration. A simple project may require only interviewing one or two contractors. For an expensive high-end project, it would be beneficial to research a larger number of reputable firms specializing in that level of work.

It is advisable to bring in a contractor early in the design process to ensure you
won’t be building more than you can afford. Depend on your architect for advice
during this process.

This guide contains the considerations and questions for interviewing and hiring a reputable professional contractor in your area.