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Home Remodeling Contractor Stillwater MN

Home remodeling contractors specialize in all kinds of home improvements—from flooring to lawn and garden to home theaters—and can assist with any questions or concerns you may have about a home remodeling project. Learn more by checking the home remodeling listings and information placed below.

True North Woods®
6512235629
26 E. Exchange Street, Suite 405
St. Paul, MN

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True North Certified Forest Products Network
6512235629
26 E. Exchange Street, Suite 405
St. Paul, MN

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Robert Evanoff
St. Croix Valley Lawn and Pool, Inc.
651-283-6995
6132 Paul Avenue N.
Stillwater, MN
 
Jealyn Victoria
Full Nest Incorporated
651.442.5596
953 Humboldt Ave
Saint Paul, MN
 
Cardinal Remodeling Inc
(651) 739-8033
533 Hayward Ave N
Saint Paul, MN
 
True North Local/Sustainable Supplier Consortium
6512235629
26 E. Exchange Street, Suite 405
St. Paul, MN

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Douglas Danks
Douglas Danks Associates
651.430.2139
807 North 4th Street
Stillwater, MN
 
Bob Perkins
AJAY Enterprises LLC
715-222-0869
763 205th Ave
Somerset, WI
 
Gwen Hauser
Studio 205
651-303-2377
2242 University Avenue
St. Paul, MN
 
G P & Son Remodeling
(651) 426-1252
12360 Goodview Ave N
Saint Paul, MN
 
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Home Remodeling Tip: Home Remodeling Contractor

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home remodeling articles and tips

topic: home remodeling contractors
by Amelia Gray

 

Home remodeling contractors do more than pour concrete or replace plumbing.

They provide homeowners with the satisfaction that the remodeling project will be completed on time, on budget, and to the owner's specifications. Working efficiently with the right home contractor can take the burden off any remodeling project.

In the right hands, a home remodeling project can be completed efficiently and on budget with quality, safe labor. Finding a home remodeling contractor can be daunting, but fortunately, there are a few simple things homeowners can do to lessen long-term home remodeling stress.


Begin With a Solid Home Remodeling Spec Plan

Before you select a home improvement contractor, it's important to know what you want. Writing a spec contract is simple, and gives homeowners a chance to organize their needs, time frame, and budgetary concerns before the first dollar is down.

Be sure your spec plan includes the following:

  • An itemized cost list, including materials, quantity, and manufacturer details
  • Preferred installation processes
  • Products to be used during the remodeling

Protect your home improvement project! Failure to create a detailed spec plan could lead to a contractor completing the work to his or her own satisfaction, possibly leading to a longer time or financial commitment than assumed.

 
Choose the Best Home Remodeling Contractor

Once you've created a detailed spec plan, you can use it to shop for contractors. Present your plan to a number of contractors, and listen to their feedback and quotes on the project. Don't automatically choose the least expensive contractor first -- you may get what you pay for.

Gather the following information from every potential home contractor:

  • Business references from prior clients, including phone numbers
  • Down payment requirement -- generally, should be no higher than 10 percent
  • Insurance documents, including personal liability, workers' compensation, and property-damage insurance


Writing a Great Home Improvement Contract

The best contractor will be willing to work with your specifications. Allow a contractor to provide expert feedback on elements of the project, but keep your own interests at hand.

With your home remodeling contractor, draw up a contract that includes the following elements:

  • Detailed payment plan, including completion requirements
  • Project start and completion dates
  • Remodeling plans and detailed descriptions of work
  • Combination details, if you intend to complete some of the project yourself


Keep a Close Watch on Your Home Contractor's Progress

Once the contracts are signed and the work has begun, don't leave your home improvement project in a contractor's hands. Contractors expect some involvement from the homeowners, considering the l...

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