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7 tips for hiring a contractor

Some projects are just too big too tackle on your own -- so Mr. Fix It is here with some tips on how to hire the right contractor.

  1. Define the project
  2. Seek out recommendations
  3. Research your choices
  4. Conduct interviews
  5. Get bids from 3 finalists
  6. Sign contract, only put 20% down
  7. Communicate regularly