Part 3 | Tips: Your First Meeting with Preselected Remodelers

In part three of our series of how to choose a remodeling company to work with, we will discuss your first meeting with your preselected remodelers. First and foremost, in this new relationship common courtesy is a must, and professional remodelers understand this fact. If a remodeler fails to show up for your first meeting or is considerably late, cross that one off your list.
All principal parties should be present for your initial and all subsequent meetings. This includes the remodeler and all household decision makers. Given the number of interviews you will have, plus the number of subsequent design and planning meetings you’ll have once you settle on a remodeling company, this requirement may seem unreasonable. But it’s absolutely essential for all parties to participate fully in this process and for everyone to operate with equal information.
Here are some questions you should ask the remodeler during your first meeting:

Business Identity

Business Practices

Building Practices
This list is not intended to be exhaustive. In fact, it should help you generate other questions. Asking good, detailed questions is the heart of your research. If you don’t question thoroughly, you’re giving up your responsibility in this process and possibly compromising the quality of your project.
Stay tuned for part four of our series on how to narrow the field of remodeling companies you would like to work with.