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
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