Understanding the contractor

Selecting a Contractor

Just as you are qualifying a contractor, the contractor is qualifying you. If you seem unreasonable, he may not bid. For example, if you do not allow the contractor ample time to explain the project, so that he is confident you understand everything about it, the professional will often not bid. Professional contractors fear a bad experience or lack of referrals from a non-satisfied Owner who has misperceived expectations. The professional knows he is not a mind reader and the Owner is not a qualified contractor. He recognizes the critical importance of this first step of the process so he will not take the risk. Show the contractor you are informed and that you are looking out for both his and your best interest.