Lizzio Development Group has a long history of working in the construction business, and we know how to tell a good contractor from a bad one. If you're thinking about hiring a contractor to work on your home, make sure to be wary of these actions.
Pressure To Sign
Every contractor wants to sign on a new client, but their potential clients shouldn't feel like they were forced to sign a contract before they felt ready to. High pressure sales tactics aren't just uncomfortable for the customer; they also are a significant red flag about a business' reputation and standing. Clients need time to be able to decide on whether or not a building plan and business agreement with their potential contractor is what is right their needs. Pushy sales tactics could be a sign that the contractor is trying to get you into a legally binding agreement that could cause trouble in the future.
Lack of References
You wouldn't go to a job interview without a list of references or a few letters of recommendation, and you shouldn't hire contractor that can't provide you with a solid list of references. Good references and satisfied customers are crucial for every business, and any contractor you use should have some proof that they've been able to do good work and please their past customers. If your potential contractor doesn't have references or refuses to provide them, you need to look for a different contractor to work with.
No Proof of License
Luckily it's easy for Tennessee residents to find out if they're working with a licensed contractor or not. The state government has a website where you can easily verify if the contractor you're working with is licensed or not. Never work with a contractor that isn't currently licensed to do work in the state. You can lose your license for a variety of reasons, and if the contractor you're thinking about using doesn't have one it's a big indication that they won't be able to properly do their job.