10 Helpful Tips
- Get references and call to check on the work. If possible, go by and visit earlier jobs.
- Check with the local Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau for complaints.
- Be sure the contract states exactly what is to be done.
- Be sure the contractor has the necessary permits, licenses, and insurance.
- Be sure the contract states when the work will be completed.
- Ask whether the contractor will use full-time employees or subcontractors to do the job.
- Get the contractor to indemnify you if any work does not meet local building codes or regulations.
- Be sure the contract specifies that the contractor will clean up after the job and be responsible for any damage caused by workers.
- Guarantee that materials used meet your specifications.
- Don’t make the final payment until you’re satisfied with the work.
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State of Georgia Licensed Contractor
This new accreditation is required by all practicing contractors in the state of Georgia. Home Forge is proud to be among the first to achieve this license.
National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
As the voice of the remodeling industry, NARI has an inclusive, encompassing purpose: to establish and maintain a firm commitment to developing and sustaining programs that expand and unite the remodeling industry; to ensure the industry’s growth and security; to encourage ethical conduct, sound business practices and professionalism in the remodeling industry; and to present NARI as the recognized authority in the remodeling industry.
Learn more at www.nari.org.
National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
The National Kitchen & Bath Association is a more than 25,000 member not-for-profit trade association that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for over 40 years.
Learn more at www.nkba.org.
International Code Council (ICC)
The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the International Code Council. Home Forge has passed the ICC Residential Building Contractor examination.
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