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Making Sure Your Harrisonburg Contractor Measures Up: Top 10 Tips

  1. Hire only licensed contractors for building a home or commercial building.
  2. Check contractor’s license status at or (804) 367-8511.
  3. Contact three references and review past contracting work.
  4. Get at least three written bids.
  5. Insist on a detailed written contract – and do not sign anything until you completely understand the terms.
  6. Limit your down payment to 30% of the total cost.
  7. Do not let payments get ahead of work.
  8. Do not pay 100% of the bill until the job is 100% complete and you are satisfied with the work.
  9. Do not pay cash. Keep records of payments.
  10. Keep a job file of all papers relating to your project.

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