How to Choose the Right Carpentry Company
Searching for a carpentry company in Vermont? Here’s what to look for.
Everyone has their own opinion about the best carpentry companies. Your mother, your neighbor, and your boss may all have their own recommendations. But ultimately, the choice needs to be yours. And the best way to make that decision is to know what to look for. Carpentry companies will happily tell you about the advantages of working with them. However, some factors are more relevant than others. Here are the three big things to consider when choosing a carpentry company for your project needs.
Experience isn’t everything, but finding a carpentry company with plenty of experience certainly doesn’t hurt. At Jancewicz & Son, we’ve been open since 1933, so we consider ourselves experts at everything we do — including custom carpentry. With experience, you have confidence that your contractors are legitimate, that they know what they’re doing, and that they can conduct themselves professionally. With newer contractors, it can be difficult to know the level of quality they provide.
Of course, there are exceptions. There are always companies that have been open for decades but make a mess of your carpentry request. There are also newer companies who conduct themselves with the height of professionalism, and often even more so because they’re new and need to build up a reputation. Fortunately, there’s another way to know what kind of quality you can expect.
Customer reviews are possibly the most important factor when it comes to choosing a carpentry company. If a company has built up enough of a reputation, they’ll likely have their reviews posted on their website. However, keep in mind that these will probably be the best reviews available. No one wants to flaunt their 1-star reviews. So make sure you research other review sources. Social media, such as Facebook, will sometimes have options for reviews, as will Google and Local Review Directory. A few industry specific review websites include Angie’s List and Houzz.
Look for carpenters who are as close to 5 stars as you can find. That may seem like a high standard, but after all, you’re not looking for mediocre work.
No matter what high pressure sales people might try to tell you, it’s actually a good idea to get a quote from a few different carpentry companies. Quotes or estimates are typically free and lay out what exactly the company can do for you: how soon, for what cost, and how long the project will take. It also gives you a chance to talk to them and express your specific needs, so you can see which company seems to understand your project best. Once you have a few quotes, make sure you don’t just compare cost. The cheapest option is often also the cheapest standard. Consider the best value and how much quality matters to you.
In business for 85 years, Jancewicz & Son has 30 experienced professionals on our team to ensure that you get the highest quality of carpentry service, as well as roofing, doors, and other remodeling projects. Interested? Contact us today for a free quote.