How to Find Good Subcontractors

Posted on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at 3:42pm.

How to Find Good Subcontractors

When it comes time to start on a new project in your home, sometimes it's not as easy as DIY. If you're in need of a subcontractor to get the job done, it can be difficult to find someone with the right experience and workmanship to satisfy your needs. We've put together a handy list of resources to make sure the subcontractor you hire is up to par. Check it out below!

1. Ask people you know for recommendations. What better way to find out who does the best job than to ask customers first hand? If your family or friends recently had work done on their home, ask them who they used and if they would use them again. What did they like about their subcontractor? What did they dislike? REALTORS® are also a great source of information; they are always making recommendations for their clients and asking other agents for referrals, so reach out to your agent and see who they recommend. Check out the REILLY, REALTORS® vendors page as well for agent-sourced recommendations!

2. Use crowdsourcing websites. If you don't know anyone personally that can refer a subcontractor to you, don't worry! Websites like Angie's List, Thumbtack, and Handyman Connection (which has a local branch in Lakeway) are made up of reviews for top-rated professionals, and it's easy to search for what you need by location or service. Since these sites take into account thousands of testimonials from customers, you can be sure you're getting an accurate representation of the subcontractors' services.

3. Find pictures of their work. If you're still unsure and don't want to take someone's word for it, let the work speak for itself! Many times a review will include pictures of the finished project, or at least a before and after. Ask the company if they have examples of their work as well so you can get an idea of the quality. 

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