The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Remodeler

What qualities do professional remodelers provide to a home renovation?

By Pat Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Easter Missouri

 

Homeowners reap many benefits when hiring a professional remodeler for their home renovation. Experienced remodelers bring a multitude of skills and qualities to successfully execute a home remodeling project. What qualities do professional remodelers provide to a home renovation?

Customer Service
Knowledgeable home remodelers understand that they are providing a service, not a one-size-fits-all product. Just as every homeowner is an individual, each home is also unique. A professional remodeler knows how to create customized solutions for the residents and provide continuing customer support. Visit stlhba.com to see if they are a member of our local Home Builders Association. Members are offered the opportunity to take a multitude of training classes. They are also given tools to stay on top of code changes and current industry trends.

Business Management and Integrity
Running a business well is part of the responsibilities of a professional remodeler. This includes having systems for the business, writing clear contracts, having insurance, providing warranties and more. Better business management means better service for homeowners because they can rely on the remodeler to perform with integrity.

Experience
Do you know what to expect when you take that wall out? A professional remodeler understands the structure of a home and is prepared for surprises behind walls. They’ve developed expertise from performing home remodels, attending trainings, and are familiar with laws and regulation pertaining to home construction.

Longevity
Anyone may be able to purchase a truck and some tools, but only professional remodelers have the skills to remain in business for the long haul. By understanding the practice and business of home remodeling, these professionals can manage changes in the market and return to service your home for years to come. Use the remodelers you can trust to fix problems and keep a home in good health for the long term.

Creativity
Home remodeling frequently involves problem solving, such as maximizing existing space, strategically building additions or navigating limited budgets. Professional remodelers can help homeowners manage challenges and meet their needs while staying within the budget. Experience and skills help remodelers propose choices and solutions to satisfy their customers.

Trained in Lead-Safe Work Practices
It is important that you find a remodeler who is trained in lead-safe work practices rather than try to do the work yourself. To ensure the safety of the home’s occupants, the EPA’s regulation requires that any major renovation to homes built before 1978 must be performed by a certified remodeler or renovator. You can search for a lead-safe certified firm on the EPA website by visiting epa.gov/lead.  You can also find local companies that have had their employees go through 8-hour certification training classes at the EPA by visiting stlhba.com/consumer/leadpaintsafety.  Visit stlhba.com to find a professional remodeler who is a member of the HBA!