Some important things to consider when deciding to hire a General Contractor for any renovation project and to dispel some common misconceptions regarding hiring local contractors and what legal obligations they have.
As most of us have experience, working with some general contractor are not ethical nor do they follow current guidelines and codes when performing residential construction. Here at Trust
Company we follow all of the guidelines that CSLB, the Contractor State license board in California, puts forth. Many of these requirements would seem to be common sense, however, as we will discuss there are a large majority of general contractor that don’t follow even the basic requirements. These include, but are not limited to, Liability insurance for any accidental damage that may happen during your project. Also, depending on how many employees the General Contractor has, Workers Compensation insurance. And if anyone is going to try and sell you goods or services, they should be licensed as a HIS, Home Improvement Specialist.
We all have things that we would like to update in our homes and when you work with us at Trust Company we will be there to fulfill all of your dreams. We have all of the necessary insurances and we strive to provide the best service for the best price. As Ben Franklin said, “Well done is better than well said.”
Now, Some other things to consider when choosing the best company would be to look at their years in business and any open or active citations or suspensions. You are able to easily gather that information if those citations are still active, however, if they have been resolved or closed, it may prove more challenging to find any of their grievances. At Trust Company, we are extremely transparent with our clients and will answer any questions regarding this openly and honestly. As we all know, there are times that a common or desirable resolution is unable to be reached between 2 parties. Because of these instances, we understand and can appreciate when 2 parties may have a disagreement. That being said, is exactly the reason that we believe transparency if the best choice.
Testimonials from other clients regarding their project is also a very reputable referral. Most people will not refer or even review a company that they have had an issue with. At Trust Company, we try our hardest to resolve these issues to be a win-win situation for both parties involved. We value our clients and will try many different solutions to rectify any problems or complaints. However, not everyone is amenable to solving problems and would rather complain. Unfortunately, we have experienced these clients and try to avoid taking these clients.
We all know that these times have proven to be very tough, especially from an economical sense. At Trust Company, we have weathered many uncertain financial times and have been in business for over 20 years. We are able to continue to provide exceptional services because we are a family run and veteran owned company. We believe that taking care of our employees and their families allows us to have some of the best workers in the industry.
Our CEO has a very impressive resume, as he was in the US Navy and served our country. This enabled him to value hard work and always perform to the highest standards possible. After he left the US Navy, he then was trained in the NY State Carpenters Union and completed all of his training to earn a Foreman’s certification. After receiving that he has continued his training to include energy efficiency and aquaponics. He understands the importance of saving our great Mother Earth and protect it for future generations. He is constantly trying better ways and materials to help our clients.
At Trust Company, we supremely enjoy beautifying our clients homes, especially their Kitchens and Bathrooms, but we are able to take on any project. We have many options for our clients, like custom cabinetry and even epoxy counters and floors. Having this repertoire available for our clients allows us to fulfill their dreams in any budget and bring them the best possible products. As we all face this new normal, we have also started doing virtual appointments with our clients to limit the face to face interaction and keep everyone safe.
Here at trust company we strive to do our best and leave your home looking amazing, as you can see with our before and after pictures. We strive to beautify your space and make all of your dreams come true. We all want our dreams fulfilled and our team at trust company makes that a possibility.
As you move forward with any home renovation project, please consider all of these different points to choose the best person for the project. We are here to assist you during this process to make sure that you are completely satisfied. Our website and blog also provide some very useful information. We know that you have a choice when it comes to remodeling, however, we are the best, so you will want to work with us over anyone else, we guarantee it. Happy Renovating.