One way to not only find a contractor, but to see them in action and even get a reference is to drop by a new condo or housing development going up. The name of the contractor will usually be displayed on a banner or huge sign. Then, find any of the workers on site and ask what they like about working for that contractor.
Next, call the developer and ask for a reference. Remember – even though he’s a general contractor working on a huge project, he’s still a residential contractor who may be able to handle multiple job sites at a time and would be very interested in hearing about your proposed second story addition, or new guest house plans. The last thing you want to do is hire someone without at least seeing his work, getting references, or having a rapport.
This is where we here at Hire-A-Contractor-Now have been so successful at over the years. We keep our folders stocked with both references and portfolios of all of our contractors work to show our clients at a moment’s notice. Here is another roofing contractor of ours at Rockford Roofing that has been registered and verified with us for years that has gained our trust and word. They are licensed, have references, and many examples of the work that they have done which is everything you should be looking for when searching for your perfect team.
Keep in mind that this advice goes beyond roofing and applies to pretty much any contracting work that you might be having done. Remember that references are some of the most reliable sources that are available to you and should be taken seriously. If possible, try and go further than testimonials on a companies’ website, because those might not always be as accurate as they would like to be portrayed as. Review sites or blog pages are sometimes much more reliable and honest, as opposed to what the company can choose to display on their own website.