Want A Rock-Solid Home Improvement Experience With Terrific Results In The Chicagoland Suburbs?
Then Always Find Out The True Reputation Of A Home Remodeling Company BEFORE You Hire Them.
Finding The Facts Doesn’t Take Long, But It Saves Big-Time Headaches Later.
If you don’t do your homework on your home remodeling contractor before hiring them, you could end up with a remodeling nightmare on your hands.
It’s all too common to make an investment in your home, only to have a contractor deliver a lousy experience and mediocre results.
The best way to avoid that is to get the real facts about any home remodeling company in the Chicagoland suburbs BEFORE you make a final decision.
Here’s How You Can Collect Independent Information About Any Chicagoland Suburbs Home Remodeling Company
Every company is going to SAY they have “good service and great products.” (No one has ever claimed to be mediocre!).
But there really is only one way to find out who is being honest: verify it.
And the best way to do that is with independent, 3rd party sources of information. Here are some good places to check:
The Better Business Bureau
The BBB is still a great place to start. You should only do business with companies that have an A+ rating and are fully accredited with the BBB.
Anything less means the company you’re risking doing business with a company with a mediocre record or no record at all. Every company should have a page on the BBB website – if you can’t even find them there, that’s a red flag.
Here’s our page, maintained independently by the BBB: Krumwiede Home Pros page on BBB website.
Here’s some great news for homeowners: the growing power of online reviews is making it harder and harder for ‘fly-by-night’ home remodeling companies to hide. Mostly gone are the days when companies could keep fooling homeowners over and over without any consequences.
But for online reviews to be valuable, you have to check them!
The best thing to look for is a remodeling company with a critical mass of positive reviews. Any company can get a small handful of reviews online, but having only a few doesn’t tell you much.
Read the review, see how many a company has, and look at the details of what is being said. Do people seem genuinely happy with the experience and the results?
All this information is sitting out there online for any homeowner to access before making a decision on a company – use it for your benefit!
At Krumwiede Home Pros, we’re an open book. You can go here to see Google Reviews posted by our customers. And you can go here to see reviews posted on GuildQuality, a company that gathers reviews about home improvement companies specifically.
We’re pretty proud that over the last few years, we’ve started winning the ‘Best Picks’ awards in multiple categories. As many Chicagoland suburbs know, a Best Picks award is hard to earn and the standards are tough. We’re thrilled that we’ve been given this coveted award.
We’ve also been recognized nationally as one of the best home remodeling companies in the country. We’re on the The Big 50 and Top 500 lists selected by industry experts.
– Nationally Recognized!
Years In Business?
This one is really straightforward. How long has the company been in business?
Length of time in business doesn’t tell you everything, but it tells you 2 things:
- If they’ve lasted a long time, the chances they are some ‘take the money and run’ company are very small.
- Even more important, a company with a solid, proven history is more likely to be around if you need them if a warranty issue develops down the road.
With the majority of contractors out of business in 5 years or less, that’s something to think about!
We’re proud to say we’ve been a family-owned, family-run home remodeling company serving the Chicagoland suburbs for 68+ years. Decade after decade, we’ve proven that we’ll be here. For more about this, please visit our 68+ Years page.
Lastly, What Kind Of Feeling Do You Get About The Company?
It might not be as factual as ratings and reviews, but your instincts about a company are often right on the money.
Homeowners frequently get into trouble when they choose to override uneasy feelings about a contractor just because the price is a little cheaper.
That cheap price often comes at a steep cost – especially if you end up having to do the project again.
Here are some things you might notice about a company:
- How knowledgeable and prepared is the person who makes the initial visit to your home? We get compliments all the time on how friendly and informative our team is.
- What’s the company website look like? This might at first seem completely irrelevant to the kind of job they’ll do, but a professional website that looks like some care went into it is a good indication of the care and professionalism of the company overall.
- Who just rolled up to your house? When a guy shows up to your house in a pick-up truck that doubles as his office, that’s a clue to what you might experience later. At Krumwiede Home Pros, we email you a picture beforehand of who is coming to your home. It’s good to know who will be knocking on your door!
Know The Facts And You’ll Get Better Results
The point of checking out a company’s reputation is really about one thing: to make sure you get the great results you’re paying for.
It doesn’t take a lot of time to research independent sources of information about a home remodeling company, and it will save you a lot of headaches later.
We stand behind our 68+ years and the reputation we’ve earned over the decades. If you’re ready for a free consultation and quote for windows, siding, roofing, cabinet re-facing or other home improvement project in the Chicagoland suburbs, we’d be honored to talk to you.