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Get it in Writing: Working With your Renovation Contractor

The Government of Canada recently launched a new website and TV commercial highlighting the risks of hiring contractors on a cash basis.

Accompanying the video is a new website, http://hiringacontractor.com/, stressing the importance of having a written contract and hiring reputable contractors. The website is filled with useful resources for Canadians looking to build a new home or start a renovation project. Some helpful download files that are available include:

  • Get it in Writing! Brochure
    Contains a concise overview of important information found on http://hiringacontractor.com/.
  • Project checklist
    A handy reference to remind yourself about important milestones.
  • Contractor Interview Worksheet
    Helps ensure that you ask the important questions when interviewing a contractor.
  • Customer Reference Worksheet
    Contains questions you should ask to get the most out of contractor references.

We applaud this initiative by the Canadian Government. Today’s Renovators recognizes the importance of professional conduct when it comes to home and commercial renovations. We’re an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau and have been recognized by Gentek, which indicates a commitment to a uniform standard of excellence in service, workmanship and professional business ethics.

Our showroom allows homeowners considering a renovation to meet with our staff and inspect the quality of our building materials. We always provide quotes and detailed invoices so that you know exactly what you’re being billed for. For photos and video of some of our previous work, visit the Residential Projects section of our website and see our commitment to quality. If you have a project you are considering, give us a call we’d love to help.