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BBB: Hiring A Contractor

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With the impending threat of storms during May and June, The Better Business Bureau wants to help residents hire the right contractor. 

The BBB has advice and tips on selecting a contractor, fence repair and vehicle damage.  

Before you hire, please consider the following:

· Hiring only licensed contractors. Unlicensed work is at the risk of the homeowner
· Get at least three estimates and get those estimate in writing so you can compare prices and also to avoid the prices changing later
· Get references. Even if the references are happy with the work, make sure you contact those references and ask if the contractors showed up or did they clean up after the work was completed 
· Make sure everything promised is in writing in the contracts
· Do not completely pay for the job until you are satisfied and do not let payments get ahead of the work
· Do not pay cash
· Keep all papers relating to your project
· Always contact the BBB for a BBB Business Review to see what we are saying about a company prior to hiring them