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How to Hire a Contractor

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains what to look for when hiring a pro for your remodel.

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva tells host Kevin O'Connor how homeowners should evaluate a potential contractor before hiring him or her to work on a house.

Steps:

  • Check at least three references
  • Confirm the contractor's license and insurance
  • Make sure the contractor has the resources to complete the job on time
  • Look for a contractor who's compatible with you