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Question DetailsAsked on 3/4/2014

What questions should I ask the references when checking on references provided by home remodeling contractors?

In doing my due diligence I asked prospective remodeling contractors for a list of references. When contacting the references provided what questions should I be asking the references provided?

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Many times, the reference will volunteer quite a bit of information and likely answer a bunch of questiosn in the process.

I would tend to let them talk freely about their experience as you will probably get a more honest accounting of things.

Other than that, you probably want to focus on finished project quality, happiness with the overall experience, ease of interface, punctuality, friendliness of crews, cleanliness, change orders, etc.

Answered 6 years ago by WoWHomeSolutions


If possible, go look at the work too.

Answered 6 years ago by Guest123


Most of them will answer your questions before you even ask.The main question you should ask is Are you satisfied with overall project. Then they will tell you pros and cons (If any). The main questions are:

Are you Satisfied?

Did they do it on a timely manner?

Did they stay within budget?

Did they do everything to your satisfaction that they promised?

From 1-10 how would you rate the company?

If they was really pleased with the work they may even email you over some photos because now and days it is hard to get an address out of someone but they may and you could drive by and see for yourself. Most referals have no problem sharing any information about a good or bad company.

Answered 6 years ago by Crystal


Hi, this is Meranda with Angie's List.

It's great to hear you're doing the due dilligence. One of our writers actually put together a checklist with 9 questions to ask a contractor's references that I think will help you.

Good luck with your project!

Answered 6 years ago by Meranda

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