Hiring a contractor shouldn't be difficult, but oddly enough is tougher than it may seem. Whether you require handyman services or a full-service contractor to help you with your needs there are some rules and guidelines to choosing the right company that is right for you and your needs.
This topic was born out of another discussion that got side tracked from the original issue. In an effort to return that topic back to the poster, and to help others in need of professional services, we now have our very own place to list hints and tips. Most of the folks who populate this forum are well respected, long time tradesmen and business people. We are not employees of TOH or Time Inc and have no affiliation with this site other than the desire to help those who come for assistance.
To my fellow professionals, please list what you recommend to your clients and other individuals seeking help. To all homeowners and DIY'ers, don't be bashful about asking questions on how to find good, reliable, competent help.