Learn how to research and vet general contractors, subcontractors, and specialty trade professionals in your area. Get tips on requesting estimates, comparing bids, checking licenses and insurance, and asking the right questions before signing a contract.

Gain insight into cost factors, service contracts, payment schedules, change orders, and more to make the contractor relationship smooth and successful. Avoid common contractor errors and pitfalls with guidelines and red flag warnings. Expert advice ranges from minor handyman jobs all the way up to major remodeling or custom home builds