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Diamond Certified Experts: Hiring a Remodeling Contractor

Posted on April 05, 2016 by James Florence

Considering the stakes involved, it’s no surprise that a large-scale remodeling project can be a bit unnerving. After all, you’re entrusting thousands of dollars to a contractor’s promise to deliver a product that currently only exists on paper. That’s why, prior to hiring a contracting firm, it’s critical to confirm it’s worthy of your trust. To gain further insight, we’ve asked five Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to weigh in on what to look for when hiring a remodeling contractor. Read more

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Posted in: Home Remodeling, Consumers, Diamond Certified Experts
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A Tale of Three Estimates

Posted on May 01, 2010 by Chris Bjorklund

I wanted three estimates for new kitchen countertops. I knew the dimensions, the color and the type of material I wanted. Should have been an easy process, right?

For the first estimate, I made an appointment with a specific salesman at the showroom. I waited 30 minutes while he was with another client, but when I wasn’t even acknowledged I walked out the door.

I faxed the second estimate request as a different salesman at a different store advised. Several days have gone by and I am still waiting for a response.

The third company stood out because they’re right on top of things. I faxed the information; the lead estimator called for more clarification on the backsplash, Read more

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