When considering a major home renovation many homeowners will ask friends and family for a referral or they will look to the internet for recommendations on who to invite out to their home to provide them with an estimate. The problem is, many consumers do not really know what type of remodeling contractor they need. There are essentially 3 types of San Diego home remodeling contractors. Here is a cheat sheet to help you understand what type of remodeling company you should be reaching out to:
Specialized trade contractor –
Special trade contractors may work as a subcontractor, performing only part of the work covered by a general contract, or they may work directly for the owner for only the trade for which they are licensed (ie: plumbing, electrical, cabinetry, etc).
General Contractor (Type 1) –
Someone who has the ability and license to tackle a lot of different aspects of a remodel. Most of these type of general contractors are good at what they do, however they are not specialists in any aspects of the remodel. This type of general contractor might be referred to as a “handyman” or “jack of all trades” (although, if licensed, insured, and highly experienced, is likely more than just that).
General Contractor (Type 2) –
A company who has all the skills and licenses of a general contractor, but also manages all aspects of the remodel that he or she does not actually execute his/herself. A general contractor will often hire sub-contractors or have in-house specialized tradespeople to perform each individual trade within the remodel. (ie: would you want a plumber installing your electrical? – that would not happen in this case). This type of general contractor not only manages the schedule and the tradespeople, this type of contractor will also assist with design, space planning, product selection, and manage product tracking and delivery.
Classic Home Improvements
Classic Home Improvements is a “Type 2” licensed general contractor servicing San Diego, CA and Temecula, CA with a showroom located in Escondido, CA. This remodeling company offers full service kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, room additions, and exterior home remodeling options.