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Pioneer Press:

Tips offered for homeowners

Pete Thomas, president of Mundelein's Home Improvement Network (www.thehomeimprovement.com) doesn't mind sharing some of his secrets to celebrate National Home Week April 7-14.  For those homeowners who want to find their own contractor, he offers these tips:

  • Get at least 3 estimates for your project.

  • Ask friends and neighbors for referrals, but avoid the Yellow Pages.

  • Request a list of references, and then check them. 

  • Request a copy of their certificate of insurance.

  • Look for an established contractor.

  • How long is the warranty?

  • Don't make a decision based solely on price.

  • Look for professional designations, which indicate a higher degree of professionalism.

  • Follow your instincts.

If you're a smart consumer, you call Pete Thomas, the president of The Home Improvement Network in Mundelein at 847.837.8370.  He'll give you the names of several reliable contractors, all established, pre-screened and eager for your business.  And yes, he'll do it for free.

All of his contractors are carefully evaluated. Thomas verifies references and insists on proof of insurance.  He or one of his company representatives interviews them personally. Contractors must give two assurances: to service ten homeowners a month, and to return all phone calls.  In return, his membership contractors pay a monthly fee based on the amount of referrals they receive from the service.  His membership contractors do not raise their costs or fees because they use The Home Improvement Network.

 

 

 

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