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Qualities of a Great General Contractor

When you are looking to hire a general contractor in Los Angeles, CA, you’ll find yourself faced with many choices. Probably too many: the number of contractors available for your remodel, room addition, or new construction can appear overwhelming.

However, you can narrow the field with a short checklist of the qualities that great contractors share. In this post we’ll provide you with a list of criteria you should apply to any potential contractor before hiring one. We think that you’ll find Advanced Builders & Contractors will shoot right to the top of your list, and you’ll call us to take care of your project with professionalism and skill.

Look for these qualities in a contractor:

  • Years in the business – You don’t want to have inexperienced builders and designers working on your room addition, kitchen remodeling, roofing, or other important construction job. Look for a contractor with more than a decade of work in the industry. This not only shows you a more experienced company, but one that has earned the trust of clients.
  • Architects and builders in one company – It’s common today that building contractors only handle the construction of a project, while a separate company does the architectural design. But this can lead to miscommunication, misunderstandings, and delays. Eliminate the need to deal with two separate companies that may end up working at loggerheads and hire a contractor who has both architects and builders in-house.
  • Professional certification – Anybody can offer to do your remodeling or new construction, but to be a professional building contractor in California, you must be have a Professional Remodeler certification through the Contractors State License Board, which licenses and regulates the construction industry in the state. You can go online with the CSLB to check on a specific contractor’s license.
  • Offers free estimates – A contractor with confidence will provide a free consultation to come up with a rough estimate for how much the construction will cost. This way you can decide if the company fits your needs and if your project can be done within your set budget.

Why you should hire Advanced Builders & Contractors

At Advanced Builders & Contractors, we have a system called design/build that brings together architect and builder so they work together from the beginning of your project, making for speedier work that remains within your budget. We use only the most experienced designers and builders, and have been in the business for 26 years. We are a Professional Certified Remodeler with the CSLB. And yes, we offer free estimates so you’ll know that we can deliver the results that you want for your project. We are one of your best choices for a general contractor in Los Angeles, CA.

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