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What to Look for in a General Contractor

If you are seeking a general contractor in Los Angeles, CA for your renovations, home improvements, home remodeling, or other construction service, you’ll only want the best working for you. These are large tasks that will affect your life for many years to come, so choosing a general contractor who has both the skill and the integrity to get the job done right the first time is crucial.

However, there are many general contractors at work today: how do you know which one to pick? We’ll help you with some tips on what to look for in a general contractor. After considering your options, we think you’ll see that Advanced Builders & Contractors is one of the top choices for your major home project.

Look for these signs of quality in a general contractor

Longevity: A contractor should have at least a decade of experience. This not only shows reliability and the trust of customers, but it also displatys a contractor who has had time to learn many hands-on skills that go beyond formal training and education.

Licensed and certified: A contractor should have proper licensing and certifications from the relevant regulatory bodies. In California, a contractor should be certified with the Contractors State License Board (CSLB), which protects consumers by licensing and regulating California’s construction industry and investigating fraud.

Architect and builder both in-house: If you need to hire a separate architect/designer and building contractor, you won’t have any guarantee that the two will coordinate their work. A company that provides you both design and construction offers you the reassurance of a smoother working relationship between the two. You will also need to deal with and communicate with only one company, removing many of the headaches people often associate with large remodeling and renovation projects.

Free estimates: Contractors confident in the work they provide will offer free estimates on a project, so you know what to expect from the start.

Advanced Builders & Contractors offers all of the above. We have been in business for over 20 years; are a professional Certified Remodeler with the CSLB; offer free estimates; and handle both design and construction to take care of your needs within one company. We hope you will entrust your important construction job to us. You’ll discover why we have earned the respect of many clients during our decades as a Los Angeles, CA general contractor.

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