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How to Tell if a Remodeling Company is Legit

Posted on December 6, 2019

Princeton, IA Home Remodeling

When it comes to your home, you don't want to hire just anyone to take care of it. You want someone you can trust. But how can you know that the remodeling company you hire is legit and not a convincing scam? It's important to do careful research on anyone before you hire them, but it helps to know what to look for. Here are a few of our tips when it comes to legit remodeling company tells.

Licensed, Bonded, and Insured

In the remodeling industry, you may hear the phrase "licensed, bonded, and insured" frequently. This is something you should absolutely look for when searching for a trustworthy remodeling company. A license is legally necessary in order to work on your home. If the company is bonded, it means that a third party holds a certain amount of money in escrow in order to ensure that homeowners are reimbursed should the project fall through. An insured remodeling company means that if any accidents happen on the job, the company's insurance can cover it and the homeowner won't be held liable. All three elements help to remove an element of risk from the homeowner's trust in the remodeling company.

Years of Experience

Experience might not be everything, but if a company does have the experience, it simply goes a long way to instill confidence. A remodeling company that's only been open for a month or two may be a fly-by-night company, the kind that will close by the end of the month or end of the year. Without reviews from previous customers, it's also hard to tell that they're not a scam. Mainstream Home Improvements, on the other hand, has been open since 2001, serving cities throughout Illinois and we've built up quite a reputation.

Awards and Recognitions

Finding that the company has won awards or been recognized by established associations also adds to their credibility. One place to start is with Better Business Bureau, a company established to verify and rank businesses all over the country. They offer a graded rating for businesses, from F to A+. Mainstream Home Improvements has the highest rating possible - A+. We also won the BBB Integrity award in 2004. And that's not the only award we've won. We don't say this to toot our own horn, but rather to establish ourselves as a credible remodeling company.

Still need more information before you can feel confident that we're the right choice for your home improvement projects? No problem! Contact Mainstream Home Improvements today to learn more or to schedule a free estimate.

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