Finding good contractors is a common problem.
In Georgia, we hired a HVAC tech that seemed to check all the boxes. 👨🏻🔧
He was young, responsive, and reasonable on price.
He would work on the weekends.
On several occasions, I found him working until 11pm. 🌙
We did a TON of business in short period of time.
Then something changed.
We started receiving the same bill for work already completed.
Shortly, after he finished, tenants would call with complaints. ☎️
Work quality decreased.
We stopped paying him.
He threatened a lawsuit. 👨⚖️
We hired the previous company that we used, only to find out he improperly installed the wrong systems.
We had to pay for the work to be completed twice.
It was an expensive learning lesson.
What’s your best ways to vet contractors?