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Anyone refer to good home construction contractors for kitchen remodel in san jose,CA?

Question by mom of thin twin: Anyone refer to good home construction contractors for kitchen remodel in san jose,CA?
We are in the process of renovating our kitchen. anybody know of good contractors in san jose,CA?

Best answer:

Answer by life_loverfl
I would get on craigslist and search out tradesmen that specialize in kitchen remodels. Before I did that I would go to Lowe’s, Home Depot, or any reputable cabinet supply house or maker and have them draw a plan for your kitchen and provide you with quotes on the cabinetry.

With that in hand I would approach the tradesmen and ask them for a labor price only. On top of that I would ask for nothing less than three references and I would do more than just talk to them on the phone. I would ask them if you can come and see the work that was performed.

Finally, I would never ever ever EVER give a contractor any money in advance. You will all ready have purchased the cabinets and will just be paying for their labor. If anyone asks you to justify that, you have to ask yourself, “does your boss pay you on Monday at the beginning of the work week or does he pay you on Friday AFTER your work is done”? Don’t pay a contractor until you are completely satisfied with their finished product.

I can also provide you with guidelines for what the renovation should cost for flooring, electrical, or any other project you plan to take on in the kitchen.

Here are a couple of links to some of my most recent work.

http://www.use.com/editset.pl?set=7e7adec7d78dbab218db

http://www.use.com/editset.pl?set=c508c1b16ea066816495

http://www.use.com/editset.pl?set=22ae98ffdbf82b97a728

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Q&A: how do i refer a job to another home improvement contractor?

Question by A: how do i refer a job to another home improvement contractor?
I have a customer who wants a job done in another state. I can plan the job, get the necessary installation equipment, and even do a schematic of the install. Problem is I’m not licensed or insured as a home improvement contractor in that state (I am licensed and insured in my state). So I suppose I need someone else to do the actual work?

What’s the best way to do this so I don’t have any legal problems, fines, etc.?

Take a referral fee, take a percentage, some other way? The last thing I need is any problems from inspectors, state agencies, etc.

Not a huge job, maybe about $ 10,000.

Best answer:

Answer by Barkley
You stay out of it. You already know all the reasons you should not be involved. If you personally know a legitimate & reputable contractor in that state who can help your customer then make the referral with no strings attached. This is what you call Goodwill. This builds your reputation and your next job may come from that customer or the contractor you referred.

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