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How to Choose a Building Contractor

The number one item in most online articles about finding a great contractor advises homeowners to get referrals and check references. Our referrals, references and testimonials include many clients who love what we did on one project so much that they asked us back to handle another project!

Second, articles tell you to look for expertise. The lists advise homeowners to choose specialists. Fortunately, at WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis, you will find a long-term team of specialists. This means that your painter works often with your flooring guy and your roofer won’t be fighting with your framer because they are not only experts in their own field—they are truly a team.

The third item to check for is licensing. WORKS is fully licensed. (CS #91245 and HIC #178604) by the state of Massachusetts. CS 91245 is a construction supervisor (CS) license and HIC 178604 is a home improvement contractor (HIC) license. Under Massachusetts law, “construction of all one and two-family dwellings and all buildings containing less than 35,000 cubic feet of enclosed space must be constructed under the supervision of a person licensed by the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards as a Construction Supervisor.” Not only have we passed the necessary exams and shown 3 years or more of experience, but we are also continuing to maintain them with education courses.

Here’s what we think is also important to consider: When choosing a contractor, ask about the paperwork. Will you get a written estimate? How are change orders handled? Does the written contract include a timeline for the project, a list of included supplies, and a payment schedule? WORKS  by JD provides clear estimates, contracts, change orders. And even more than that: we provide real live team members to answer all your questions.

We value clear communication because we value our clients as our partners in home renovation, new builds, maintenance, and repairs. If you are looking for a state-licensed contractor with strong references, a team of specialists, and an unvarnished history of fulfilling written agreements, please contact us. We would be delighted to work with you!

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