Michael VerBrugge Construction, Inc. Industry Info

(925) 631-1055 Office

Michael VerBrugge founded his company in 1993.
Strong planning and preparation are essential to a successful home remodel.

For large and small projects alike, hire a professional contractor who uses detailed project management documentation that outlines specific work to be done, materials and equipment to be used, project timelines and costs.

“Contractors should offer advice on quality materials and specify brands they feel are superior,” says Michael Ver Brugge, owner of Michael Ver Brugge Construction, Inc. in Moraga. “If a cabinet shows up damaged, you want a vendor that’ll stand behind its product and workmanship.”

Mr. Ver Brugge also says homeowners should anticipate a 10 or 15 percent overage to their original remodeling project budget. Many older homes have unanticipated structural problems or other issues, and it’s a good idea to be prepared for an emergency before a project begins.

As with hiring any contractor, it’s important to verify potential contractors’ licenses and insurance and ask to see current or past projects. Mr. Ver Brugge says taking time to find a contractor whose working style matches the skills required for the job and provides an inherent comfort level is usually worth the extra effort.