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We hope that some of your initial questions can be answered right here. Take a moment and browse through these frequently asked questions. We would like to add on to our house, but have no idea what the procedure is. Where should we start?

The best place to start is selecting a builder you trust and together establish a budget that will work for you. Then together you can work with a designer to customize the project to your needs. What kind of questions should I ask when selecting a contractor?

It is always great if the contractor was referred to you by someone you trust. Even with that, here are some things that are important to consider:
  • Is the contractor licensed?
    In most cases, it is illegal for someone to do remodeling without a State of MN contractors license.

  • How long have they been in business? Statistically, most remodeling companies go out of business within the first 5 years. Are they going to be around to stand behind their work?

  • Can they readily give you a list of satisfied customers?
    Be sure to actually call several of these people.

  • Are they properly insured?
    Proper insurance means that they have both liability and workers compensation insurance. Even if they do not have employees a contractor still needs workers compensation to protect you from liability in case a worker becomes injured on your property.

  • Are they a member in good standing with the Rochester Area Builders Association?

  • Have there been any complaints filed against them with the Better Business Bureau?

  • Who will be doing the actual hands-on work and how experienced are they?
Can we save money by doing part of the project ourselves?
Yes, in some instances you can save money by doing certain portions of the project yourself. For example painting is an area that many homeowners choose to do themselves in order to save money. The key is to not bite off more work than you can chew. Do you really have the extra time you'll need to do the work in a timely fashion?Where your questions answered? If not, please email us and we'll be happy to help you.

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