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General Contractor - Basement Remodeling Services

Have you decided it’s the perfect time to complete that kitchen or bath remodel? Are you looking for reliable Fort Collins General Contractor? If so, narrowing down your search can prove to be a bit challenging. Trusting the wrong contractor can end in disaster. The person may not complete the job to satisfaction, or the project might cost much more than estimated. Fortunately, there are ways to avert these types of situations.

Here are three tips to help you find your Fort Collins General Contractor

1. Get references. Even if a contractor appears trustworthy and professional, ask for a couple of references. Were these customers satisfied with the job? Did they have any complaints? Use this information to help you make a sound decision. We have a long list of happy customers who are always happy to speak to potential clients like yourself.

2. Contact the BBB. If there are unresolved complaints about the contractor, your local Better Business Bureau may have a record. Research the company to make sure you’re working with a reputable contractor. Click here to see our BBB profile: We’re “A” Rated!

3. Verify the contractor’s license. Only work with a licensed Fort Collins contractor. This ensures that he has the skills and credentials to complete your job. Contact your state’s Department of Consumer Affairs to conduct a license search. We happy to say we’re licensed in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Johnstown, and Larimer County.

Maybe you have a home remodeling project or restoration that you have been putting off. Maybe it is time to transform your kitchen into the one your wife has dreamed of for years. The Importance of Hiring a Licensed and Insured General Contractor is often overlooked. Many customers hire contractors based on low bids or offers. Do not fall into this trap!

Here are some issues to think about when hiring a contractor or Fort Collins remodeling company:

  • If an uninsured worker gets an injury working on your property you can get sued for liability and may have to pay for medical bills.
  • If the contractor is not licensed and insured then you have no recourse if you are not satisfied with the results.
  • Oftentimes uninsured and unlicensed remodeling companies cut corners that wouldn’t pass an inspection.
  • In some cities and states it is illegal to hire an unlicensed or uninsured contractor.
  • You can be responsible for paying taxes for the work done that should be paid by the contractor.
  • Many homeowners’ insurance companies will decline a claim if the work was not performed by a licensed and insured company.

There are many reasons why you should only hire a licensed and insured general contractor. At Artisan Remodeling and Repair we are fully licensed and insured in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Johnstown, and Larimer County. Plus, we’re BBB and Angie’s List  accredited with an A rating in both. We proudly offer services ranging from bathroom and kitchen remodeling to basic home repair, and we are the basement finishing professionals in the area that you can count on.

No project is too big or too small. No matter what your dreams and designs are, or even if you don’t know what you want to do with the space you have, contact us today and we will sit down with you and make your dreams become reality! You will love our project planning and we guarantee your satisfaction.

Crooked cupboards driving you batty? Have no fear… the general contractor tips book “HandyManual” is here! by Paul Bilbro on 05/31/11

This is an email I recently received from a couple in Fort Collins hoping to find a solution to their annoying crooked cupboard problem:

Dear Handyman, We have a problem, and we’re hoping it has a simple fix. One of our kitchen-cabinet doors is a bit crooked, leaning slightly inward. It still opens and closes normally, but it looks bad. Any advice? Albus and Kimberly Jansen, Fort Collins, CO

 

Albus and Kimberly,

Good question. Here are a few things you can try:

• Open the crooked door and look at the hinges. Many hinges have adjustment screws. These don’t screw into the cabinets themselves but move the cabinets horizontally. If your hinges have adjustment screws, loosen the one on the crooked hinge to realign the door.

• Of course, not all hinges have adjustment screws. If yours doesn’t, unscrew the hinge from the crooked portion of the door. Put a shim (a small, flat piece of cardboard, for example) behind the hinge, then reinstall the hinge. This will turn the door slightly inward and straighten it out. If these solutions don’t work, feel free to contact me. Good luck!

The Handyman

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