It’s always been amazing to me that most contractors don’t have legal contracts in place. A contract protects both parties; they hold each party accountable for their end of the deal. Let’s face it, when doing a large renovation, you are probably spending the most amount of money you have ever spent on something. If you feel comfortable spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a handshake, you are a better person than me. I hear horror stories all the time about contractors doing large scale work with handwritten notes on a loose-leaf pad and sending out text messages when they need a payment. Do you feel it would be smart to spend so much of your hard-earned money without a contract in place? 

Certifications are also important and are key to progression. The remodeling industry rapidly changes with new products, best practices, and new techniques. We feel education through certifications set a great company apart from the pack. Golden-Eye Construction employees hold more certifications from the National Association of the Remolding Industry (NARI) than any other remodeling company in New York State. Certifications our employees hold include:

  • CR (Certified Remodeler)
  • CKBR (Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler)
  • CLC (Certified Lead Carpenter)
  • CRPM (Certified Remodeling Project Manager)
  • UDCP (Universal Design Certified Professional)

Some of our employees hold multiple certifications. These certifications are 16-week courses and require an intense 4–5-hour test to earn. The certificate holders are required to do additional hours of training every year to renew their certifications. Make sure you ask the prospective contracting company what certifications they hold.

And always remember, “It’s the business process that is most important to get a project from design to finish!”