Why Craftsman?

Why Craftsman Construction?
Tips for Choosing a Reputable Contractor

Craftsman Construction recognizes that your home is likely the largest investment that you will make, and, therefore, it is important that you take your time and research the builders that you are considering working with. Below are some questions that you should ask prior to hiring a contractor.

Does the contractor have a permanent business address?

CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION has offices at 507 West Main St in Waunakee, Wisconsin and 600 Camp St in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

What local suppliers and bankers does the contractor use?

Call these companies for references. CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION will gladly supply credit references upon request. Please read our references page.

How long has the contractor been in business?

CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION has been in business for over a decade.

How much experience does the contractor have with jobs similar to yours?

CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION has experience in virtually all types of building projects including; all types of single family homes, multi-family, commercial (retail, office, and restaurant), remodel work, etc. We will be happy to show you examples of our work upon request.

Is the contractor a member of a trade association?

(Membership in the builder's association, for example, is an indication of the contractor's interest in keeping up with the latest information about building industry technology, products and building materials). CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION is a member of the Mid-Wisconsin Homebuilder's Association, the Madison Area Builder's Association, the Wisconsin Builder's Association, and the National Association of Home Builders.

Does the contractor have a record of complaints on file with the Office of Consumer Protection?

CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION has zero complaints. We also have a membership with the Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin.

Will the contractor provide names, addresses and phone numbers of past customers?

CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION will gladly provide you with references and put you in touch with past customers. Our best source of new business has always been, and continues to be, referrals from our past customers.

Will the contractor allow you to see other projects the company has done, both completed and in progress?

CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION wants you to see the work that we have done as well as work that we have in progress. Quality is our calling card, and the best way for us to show it is for you to see it in person.

Is the company sufficiently insured and/or certified including Worker's Compensation and liability?

CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION is fully insured with Work Comp & Liability coverage as well as Builder's Risk insurance.

Will the contractor provide you with a complete and clearly written contract?

A contract benefits both parties. Review it carefully! CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION will provide you with, and review with you, not only a written contract, but a detailed spec sheet (outlining everything that's included in your house) and a breakdown of the price estimate. That way, you will be fully aware of what you are getting, how much it costs, how long it will take, how to make changes or additions, and any other questions that may normally come up.

Is the contractor submitting an unusually low price bid compared to others you've received?

Be cautious! It's a dangerous situation if the contractor collects from you but cannot pay the suppliers from whom materials are purchased. In addition, beware of contractors who deliver a seemingly low price by providing you with skimpy allowances. CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION provides you with an estimate breakdown by item, and a detailed spec sheet outlining what is included in the estimate. Our estimate is based on the items shown in the spec sheet, which we go through with the customer prior to putting the price together.

Are you comfortable communicating and working closely with the contractor?

Remember, for long term projects, you will be in close contact with the contractor during the entire construction or remodeling project. CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION will set up a weekly meeting with you to make sure that all lines of communication stay open. In addition, our partners are available to speak with you at any time of the week. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority!

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