Although in some cities, the BBB offers more than others, it almost always provides some form of company report that indicates a builder’s ability to prevent complaints. It may also provide information on the company’s structure and ownership, as well as the age of the business. The BBB can also often provide written advice on the choice of a pool contractor and the drawbacks of entering into a builder’s agreement.You may want to check out MG Pools – Pool Builders for more.
Second, in every state capital, the Secretary of State maintains public records on all corporations and LLCs. This will provide details about the age of the business and the true record owners. Finally, most of the county clerk’s offices keep public records of presumed names. A review of this will sometimes reveal a builder, a definite red flag, who every couple of years usually changes their DBA. With a thorough review of these sources, the home owner will be provided with the knowledge necessary to compare one builder with another. Once you have established a short list of three to five constructors, it’s time to get some bids. Avoid concentrating on just one builder, regardless of how qualified they are or how well recommended they are. If they don’t really want the work for some reason, even the best constructors can submit an inflated bid. Maybe they’re too busy or maybe you’re too far away from their other work. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one month receiving and comparing bids. With every proposal, you will become more conscious of what is important to you in the design, and it will be necessary to rework some of your first bids. Keep in mind that a good function Object will spend several hours preparing every design and proposal. Don’t get more than three to five tenders, and never meet more than one builder at a time.