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Home Remodeling Contractor - What To Look For?

Home Remodeling Contractor - Attempting a remodel on your own can be a waste of time and money, but hiring the wrong person can result in some terrible horror stories. So what should you look for in a home remodeling contractor in Pasadena?

When hiring a home remodeling contractor in Pasadena you need to look for someone with plenty of referrals, the correct credentials, and insurance. These are all necessary attributes of a good home remodeling contractor.

If you plan on hiring a home remodeling contractor you’ll want to read on to learn more about these attributes and how to find someone who will give you confidence that your home improvement project will be successful!


Word of mouth can be one of the best ways to find a qualified professional, and most contractors get hired this way.

If a contractor comes with fantastic reviews and plenty of referrals, odds are they’ll do a great job. Ask relatives and neighbors with whom they've had good (and bad) experiences. In 2021, any good contractor will have online reviews, and it shouldn’t be too hard to find out if they have a good track record in your community.


Contractors should signal trustworthiness from the get-go. Your home is likely your largest asset and you don’t want to put it into the hands of just anyone. Use your best judgment, and make sure that they are

  • Transparent

  • Trustworthy

  • positive

  • reliable

  • Willing to communicate

  • Genuine

  • Hard-working


The licensing required will depend on your project. But try to find out whether the contractor holds all the required licenses from state and local municipalities. Then ask if they hold any certifications or designations from any professional associations such as

  • CGR (Certified Graduate Remodeler) through the National Association of Home Builders

  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) through the U.S. Green Building Council

  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry

  • National Kitchen & Bath Association


Contractors needs to have insurance to cover any accidents that could happen on the job. If a contractor doesn’t carry the proper insurance, you’ll be liable if anyone is injured on site. This can be a major issue, and a huge liability. Always ask to see a copy of their insurance certificates.


If a contractor comes into your home and doesn’t take any measurements, that is a major red flag. Pay attention to how they handle the initial assessment.

- What questions did they ask?

-Could they break down the overall requirements into smaller projects?

-Do they have sufficient knowledge of the local building codes?

- Did they give helpful advice?

They need to know what they’re doing and should have the ability to identify and address potential issues. Ask about the contractor’s ability to provide alternative solutions if something goes awry.

Hiring a contractor for your home remodel shouldn’t be taken lightly. The home is where the heart is, and a good contractor knows that. Luckily, you now know what to look for when trying to find a home remodeling contractor. Remember, ask around and get recommendations, look into their credentials and make sure they have insurance. Whatever your project may be, you deserve an excellent contractor.

Whether you’re looking for an expert in kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, or even deck remodeling, Handyman Connection of Pasadena can provide the quality services you need.

If you’re taking on a project such as a bathroom remodeling, a simple deck remodeling, or something more complex like a kitchen remodeling, Handyman Connection is the perfect resource for services. Located in the areas of Los Angeles, Altadena, and Pasadena, they can be contacted at (626) 744-0402.

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