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    "I am writing to compliment your employees on a job well done. Bob was very responsive in returning phone calls from the initial contact we made to get preliminary estimates to finish our basement. The foreman was at our house almost every day for two-and-a-half weeks. His work was excellent. He finished everything on or ahead of schedule, left all of the work areas clean, and finished all of the small details to complete the job entirely. Due to the timeliness and quality of their work, we were able to enjoy our finished basement prior to the Thanksgiving holiday as promised."

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  • Before Your Begin Your Project

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    Do you have a lot of projects you want to accomplish around your home? Trying to figure out what project to start first? Wish you could be more organized, and plan out your home-contracting projects better? When it comes to home-contracting projects, you always want to make sure that you are staying organized, and plan everything out. Here are some steps to take when planning home-contracting projects.

    Every year, consumers spend millions of dollars on home improvements. Far too often, unsuspecting homeowners are cheated by home improvement contractors. In 1992, the Home Improvement Contractor Law (M.G.L. c. 142A) was created to protect consumers and regulate the practices of home improvement contractors.

    The law establishes a contractor registration requirement, anĀ arbitration program for resolving disputes between homeowners and registered contractors and creates a Guaranty Fund to compensate consumers up to $10,000 for unpaid judgments against home improvement contractors. Remodeling and improving your home can be a huge undertaking. Fortunately, by understanding your rights under the law and taking a few precautions, you can help avoid potential problems. Be sure to plan carefully before investing thousands of dollars into home improvements.

    Before You Begin the Project

    • Think about the specific design you want (consult an architect or designer if necessary) and decide on a budget.
    • Think about the materials you want to use. Visit home improvement centers, read magazines featuring distinctive home designs, or talk to others who have completed similar renovations.
    • Clearly describe the work you want done in a specification sheet and floor plan for potential contractors. When all contractors who bid on a job work from the same design description, there is more likely to be a complete and accurate bidding process.
    • Contact a professional building industry association for advice on the home improvement process, including the selection of a contractor.


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