About this pro
Family owned company since 1967 Started as a windows and siding company and is now a full service remodler covering Iowa, Illinois, & Wisconsin. One of the top home improvement companies in the united state according to Qualified Remodler magazine.
- Time in business: 52 years
- 124 E 18th Street , Milan, IL 61264
|Business Categories||Decks and Porches, Handyman, Sunrooms in Milan, IL|
- Decks and Porches
- Patio Covers
- Window Installation
- Licensed inIowa
- License typeContractor
- License issue date07/08/2016
- CompanyIowa Mutual
- TypeGeneral liability
Business Hours Please call to confirm
Mon 8:30AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8:30AM - 5PM
Wednesday 8:30AM - 5PM
Thursday 8:30AM - 5PM
Friday 8:30AM - 5PM
Best Questions to Ask a Carpenter Contractor
What guarantees and/or warranties can you give me? Are you a warranty agent for any brands?
These first two questions should only relate to services or good purchased directly from the service provider. Many products carry their own warranties, like roofing shingles or siding. It's useful to know what these warranties cover as well as how long they last. The "warranty agent" question is important, because often warranty agents work with the manufacturer to get you repairs under warranty at a much lower price.
Does the Decks and Porches job require permits? If so, will you be pulling them yourself?
Many jobs in Illinois will require municipal permits in order to be approved by the town's inspector. It's always good to ask who will be responsible for pulling those permits, and if you'll be expected to do it. You'll almost never be told to pull your own, but knowing that Milan Decks and Porches permits are required makes you appear to be a well informed customer.
Are you insured and/or bonded for Decks and Porches?
You'll certainly want to ask them this. Steer clear of any company that is not insured in Illinois, because that means that any incidental damage they may do on your property will be a real hassle to recover compensation for. It is never wise to work with uninsured tradesmen of any kind. Most states also require that someone have insurance in order to be issued a trade license. If they say they're licensed but not insured, they're being less than truthful.
How long have you been in Decks and Porches business for/How long have been serving the Milan area?
You'll always want to ask how long the company has been in business in Milan. While this isn't a guarantee that the company will do good work, companies with longevity on their side must be doing something right. That being said, there are newer companies that do great work. If the company is under three years old, ask where the owner was employed before and for how long. If he/she has a long history of employment, it's reasonable to infer that he or she decided to go into business for themselves after so many years of experience.