How to Choose a General Contractor

You want to find a quality general contractor with professional work, good customer service, and rates that won’t make you go bankrupt. But narrowing down your options isn’t always easy. In fact, if you type “Sussex NJ general contractor” into Google, you get more than 90,000 search results! Just how can you pick the right contractor?

We at Tom Madsen LLC have been in the New Jersey home improvement business since 1977 and recommend that you go through the following steps to select the right general contractor.


1. Ask for recommendations.

Your friends and family love to give opinions—so ask for them! Call trusted locals who may have recently completed a home addition or basement remodeling project. Get their input on their experiences with specific general contractors, and keep track of ones you want to consider further.

2. Do your research.

After you have a list of general contractors to consider, you can narrow down your options by browsing their home improvement websites, reading customer reviews, or even calling the contractor directly. Be sure to pay attention to the contractor’s level of professionalism, and seek out credentials.

3. Interview at least three candidates.

You don’t want to make a quick decision when it comes to remodeling your home. Therefore, take your time, and set up interviews with three general contractors. Be sure to go through the details of your remodel, ask every question you might have, and get a written quote.

4. Trust your intuition.

Pay attention to your gut instincts when it comes time to hire a general contractor. You don’t want to have an uneasy feeling or overlook red flags when it comes to the contracting team that will be in your home and completing your project. Hire a general contractor only after you are confident in his or her ability to complete your home improvements in a timely, efficient, and professional manner.

If you are looking for a contractor in the Sussex, NJ area, be sure to keep Tom Madsen LLC on your list of possibilities! We would be glad to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, talk through your remodeling goals, and provide you with any information you need about our company. To learn more about our home improvement services, contact us today at (973) 875-9716.


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