Ten Tips For Selecting The Right Contractor

The first decision you make when beginning your building project is by far the most important one: The selection of a reputable, professional, high quality builder or remodeler. The following are the top ten tips you should consider to selecting the right contractor for your new home construction or remodeling project. Do your homework. The […]

Contractor Checklist: Do Your Homework.

Do your homework before you build or remodel your home. Use this checklist to select a contractor you can trust with your biggest investment and most valuable asset. SIBA Member. Is the contractor a member of the Southwestern Indiana Builders Association? Membership in professional organizations is a way for contractors to invest in their professionalism. […]

Contractor Warning Signs

There is no 100% guaranteed way to avoid a bad contractor, but there are things you can do to help yourself find a good contractor. The following are warning signs of contractors to avoid. 100% Downpayment. Good contractors ask for a partial downpayment, but watch out for contractors who require 100% up front, or downpayments […]

The Perils of Do-It-Yourself Home Building

Diary of a Mad Home Builder. Written by A. William Carson and published as a public service by the Indiana Builders Association, the following “Diary of a Mad Home Builder” is a dramatized example of how Murphy’s Law can and too often does come into play in do-it-yourself home building. April 1 (Fool’s Day) – […]