About this pro
- Bethel, CT 06801
|Business Categories||Carpentry, Carpet, Cleaning, Handyman, Painting, Pressure Cleaning in Bethel, CT|
- Trim Work
- Sheds, Barn, or Gazebo
- Interior Stucco
- House Cleaning
- Office Cleaning
- Painting Tasks
- Popcorn Ceiling
- Power Washing
- Exterior Painting
- Pressure Cleaning
- Power Washing
Business Hours Please call to confirm
Monday 8AM - 6PM
Tuesday 8AM - 6PM
Wed 8AM - 6PM
Thursday 8AM - 6PM
Friday 8AM - 6PM
Saturday 8AM - 6PM
Best Questions to Ask a Carpenter Contractor
Are you insured and/or bonded for Carpentry?
You'll certainly want to ask them this. Steer clear of any company that is not insured in Connecticut, 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.
Is your bill for Carpentry in Bethel an estimate or a final price?
This is very important, since an estimate is just that. Many contractors will submit a "paper estimate", meaning they've written the estimate down on paper. The bill is the true amount owed and will almost always say "Invoice" or "Bill" at the top of the page. The bill should also list the date it was issued, the due date of payment, and a list of services rendered.
How much do I have to give as a deposit?
Some companies may require a 10% deposit, some may not require any. For larger projects, you'll almost always need to give a deposit, and it's good to ask how much the deposit will be before going forward with a project. The Bethel contractor will know how much they need for a deposit when they've given you the estimate, so ask early.
Do you work with subcontractors?
The question is great for some industries and non-applicable for others. A general contractor, for example, will by definition employ subcontractors. Most Bethel Carpentry companies do not, but there are exceptions. You should always ask this question to your service providers. If they do use subcontractors, ask if they're all licensed and insured independently.
How long have you been in Carpentry business for/How long have been serving the Bethel area?
You'll always want to ask how long the company has been in business in Bethel. 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.