Choosing a Reliable Contractor or Home Builder in Milford & Dingmans Ferry Pennsylvania
Finding a reliable builder/contractor in the Milford, PA area can seem like a daunting task, but need not be a stressful endeavor. If you’re finding this page, you’ve most likely noticed the relative vacuum of reputable companies. Maybe you haven’t even spoken to other companies because you cannot find any you trust.
Many builders in the area came and went with the building boom and then the slowdown in the housing market. Robert K Ace Jr Construction LLC, also known as RKA Construction, has been servicing the Pocono area including Milford and Dingmans Ferry for many years. We were not just a boom time builder, we’ve stayed the course of quality construction throughout the years. Now you have a first-class option when you strongly consider going with RKA Construction as your builder or contractor.
If you have spoken with other companies, we recommend you speak to us after any conversations you’ve had with other builders or contractors in the area. In most cases, we do better work for a comparable price. We relish the opportunity to show you better solutions and earn your business. People often don’t know important details about building projects because signigicant information has not been disclosed to them. This is often why people aren’t happy with the outcome of their home build or renovation project with other companies.
We have outlined a list of things the average person should know when considering choosing RKA as the contractor or builder for their next home project. RKA Construction has been in the business for many years, so we know what people need and lesser companies don’t offer. By passing this information on to our potential customers, we do both parties a service by sharing our expertise in the beginning, saving you from things going badly with inferior companies. Remember once you’re given the initial payment and the work has started, it’s nearly always too late to change course. The money you’ve already tendered is gone.
An educated customer will always be the best off in a construction, remodeling, or renovation project. Communication is a key to this. The educated contractor, such as RKA Construction, will make the customer’s life easier, and offer options and suggestions to make sure the customer gets exactly what they want, both in quality and design. The converse of this is true as well. An educated consumer will get what they want in nearly all cases, and will make the right contractors job easier.
How to Choose New Construction Builders & Remodeling Contractors
Whether it be new construction, an addition to your existing home, or remodeling from simple to extensive, here is what to look for when choosing the right contractor or home builder.
Start with a Plan and Ideas
Know what it is you want done before getting an estimate. Having your ideas written down and picking materials will help you to get a more accurate estimate on a new home or home improvement project from RKA Construction. We can assist in guiding you to the most effective resources to streamline the process, taking you from concept to concrete, from vision to reality.
Ask for References
Asking relatives, neighbors, and friends in the Milford and Dingman’s Ferry areas for references about RKA Construction is always a smart thing to do. Speaking with people who have had similar projects done by RKA are your best sources for real feedback. They have already engaged our services, so you can learn a lot about their experiences with RKA as a contractor or builder. We are confident that our professional reputation and experience will speak for itself as make sure each client we work with is highly-satisfied with our work.
Schedule Appointments with the Contractor
As the old saying goes, you can’t compare apples and oranges. It is important to come sit with us to discuss your project. We are experts and can assist you in comparing whether or not you are getting the same choices and materials compared to bids from contractors you’ve spoken with so you truly can select the right contractor for your specific project. It also helps to prepare you so you can negotiate using specifics before signing the contract.
It is important to check for licenses and history. Make sure to ask for a copy of the contractor’s current license. It is also helpful to ask if you may speak with previous and current clients if you don’t already know some of them personally in order to ask for their experience with RKA Construction as a builder/contractor. It will help you to make a more informed decision.
Read Online Reviews
Check the contractor’s or builder’s reputation online. If they have consistently good reviews, it is likely they are reputable and do quality work. Also, be careful not to rule out a builder based on one bad review. It is hard to verify the authenticity of all reviews. Sometimes people even leave reviews when they have not even engaged a companies services.
Sign a Detailed Contract
It is important that your contract explains exactly what is going to be done. Make sure it details deadlines, exact materials (including model numbers) & provider, and progress payments. If you notice that the contract is not detailed enough, provide your own addendums prior to signing. If there are any changes during the project, such as additional projects adding on or product changes, be sure to ask to generate a written change order that includes any additional costs or materials. These are important to keep for your records also.
Talk to the Contractor Frequently
If you see a potential issue or notice that something is being done incorrectly, speak up immediately. Potential problems can be more difficult to fix later, after the contractor has already left the project.
Verify Insurance Coverage at Start of the Project
It is important to know what is covered by your homeowner’s insurance and what is covered under the business insurance of the contractor. Get a copy of the company’s insurance policy.
We hope this helps those reading it to be better prepared for your next home improvement project. If RKA Construction can help you in your next project, please call us to speak to one of our knowledgeable representatives. We’ll be glad to go through the process of designing, planning, and quoting with you on your home project.