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Calgary Renovations Company – Tips On The Search For the Right Contractor

Having renovations done is an exciting process, a chance to reinvent the look and feel of your home, to get rid of the parts of your home that have been bothering you and to bring in a newer and fresher style that will add value to your home and improve the quality of your life.

Depending on the scale of your renovations, chances are you're going to need to hire a Calgary renovations company. Deciding who to hire can be tricky, however, especially with so many contractors out there. Everyone has heard stories of the contractor who overcharged for time and materials and then didn't finish the job. So how can you avoid becoming one of those stories? The easiest way is to take your time when looking for a contractor, don't feel rushed, and evaluate each prospective Calgary renovations company by asking one or more of the following questions.

Are you insured? While this doesn't have to be the first thing out of your mouth when you get on the phone with a contractor, it's certainly a valuable consideration. A good renovations company will bring up insurance naturally, as it is meant to protect both you and them during the course of the renovations.

May I see some of your previous work? Getting a chance to eyeball a contractor's previous jobs is a great way of deciding whether or not they're a good fit for you. Ideally a contractor will not only set you up with their portfolio, they'll list some contact information along with each job, giving you the opportunity to check out some of the contractor's references, and referrals.

What sort of people do you work with? In the beginning, chances are you'll be interacting with the head boss, the owner of the company, or someone equivalently endowed with organizational power. But over time, as work begins on your house, an all-new set of people will start to show up on the scene. You want to prepare yourself for their arrival by asking about them. Ask about the work crew, as well as the contractor's suppliers and subcontractors. A contractor's network of help can often make or break their business, so make sure you look into it before you make any final decisions.

No matter which questions you ask, you should always finish your interview by asking for a quote. When getting a quote, don't always go for the cheapest bid. Go for the contractor that seemed to best understand your project, and seemed most compatible with you. A good contractor is someone you should be able to work together with.

If you take your time and don't rush your decision, you should end up with a great Calgary renovations company. If you're still worried about finding good help, worry no longer. We've done the research and found the very best Calgary renovations company in the city.

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A Growing Legacy of Craftsmanship & Service
Paul Klassen, an inter-provincial journeyman carpenter, who founded the Pinnacle Group in 1998, has been involved in general contracting, project management, & upscale, design-build new home and remodelling since 1984; 2009 marked his 25th year in business. He brings with him a wealth of construction knowledge having spent considerable time as a developer in the custom home market, spec home development, multi-family structures as well as commercial retrofitting.

Today, Paul manages the company while being surrounded by a wealth of industry knowledge made possible by assembling a remarkable group of trades, suppliers and staff. As an active member of the Calgary Region Home Builder’s Association, and volunteer on Calgary’s Reno-Council he continues to stay abreast of the latest renovation trends and building code developments. He was also part of the initial six local renovators to embrace and launch the RenoMark program, and actively participates in RenoMark events; Reno Tours as well as providing project submissions to Calgary’s annual SAM Awards.
Paul sums up the Pinnacle Group’s success with this statement: “I truly believe that to have grown at the pace that Pinnacle has over the last several years, and to have earned the respect of the remarkable clients we’ve served, takes more than just a dedicated business owner and project manager. The many kind client letters, referrals and testimonials can largely be attributed to our staff, and our team of qualified tradesmen, efficient sub-contractors and reputable suppliers!”.