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General Contractor

WHICH CONTRACTOR REFERRAL SERVICE IS ARIZONA’S BEST?

Arizonians have selected the Rosie on the House Referral Network as the No. 1 referral service—of any kind–in the state.  Rosie’s Referral

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WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO CHOOSE A QUALIFIED HOME-IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR FOR A LARGE JOB?

A contractor’s accountability and long-term reputation are more important to you as a homeowner than the lowest bid. Contact three

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WHAT IS A ‘GYPSY’ CONTRACTOR?

You know those scruffy guys who come knocking at your door—uninvited—to ask if you need any repairs around your house

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WHAT CAN I DO IF A CONTRACTOR CHEATS ME OR DOES SHODDY WORK?

Most roofers, plumbers and handymen are honest, competent and reliable. But if you wind up involved with the rare bad

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WHAT ARE THE PITCH LINES THAT PHONY CONTRACTOR USE TO RIP OFF HOMEOWNERS?

The best way to avoid having to deal with the spoils of scam artist is not to fall for his

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I’VE CHOSEN A QUALIFIED, LICENSED CONTRACTOR FOR MY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. HOW DO I SEAL THE DEAL?

Make sure you get everything you want and expect—for the price you were promised—by making a clear agreement with the

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IS IT SAFE TO LET A CONTRACTOR INTO MY HOME?

If you make an appointment with a reputable, local home-improvement company that insures and bonds its employees, you can feel

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IS IT LEGAL FOR MY UNLICENSED NEIGHBOR TO DO HOME-IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AT MY HOUSE?

If your neighbor is pitching in for free, he can do anything you ask him to do. But if you’re

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HOW CAN I TELL IF I’M HIRING A LEGITIMATE CONTRACTOR?

The short answer: Hire someone with a contractor’s license.   Qualified general contractors are licensed by the state. If your job

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HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM BECOMING THE VICTIM OF A HOME-IMPROVEMENT SCAM?

Always check the credentials of any service provider who will work on or enter your home. Here’s a checklist: Suspect

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HOW CAN I FIND A QUALITY DESIGN PROFESSIONAL?

Whether you’re hiring a general contractor, an interior designer or an architect, the best way to find one is to

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HOW CAN I BE SURE I’M HIRING A TRUSTWORTHY HOME-IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR?

The best way to find a trustworthy contractor to work around your home is to hire one who has been

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HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM ‘GYPSY’ CONTRACTORS?

Here’s how to protect yourself from transient contractors:  Ask any contractor you might hire for his contractor’s license. Make sure

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HOW CAN I GET RID OF A CONTRACTOR WHO COMES TO MY HOME UNINVITED?

There’s one surefire thing you can do to protect yourself from the home-improvement scammers I’ve been talking and writing about

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DUE DILIGENCE IS KEY TO HIRING A REPUTABLE CONTRACTOR

Before you begin your remodeling or repair project, it is critical that you conduct due diligence on the contractors you

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WHERE DO I START WHEN I WANT TO DO SOME REMODELING?

Step 1 in any major remodeling project: Get your team in place. Before you pry a single tile off of

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WHAT DOES A GENERAL CONTRACTOR DO?

You could pick out your tile, granite, paint, cabinets, sink and faucet, and then hire an installer, fabricator, painter, carpenter

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WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SPRINGTIME HOME-IMPROVEMENT SCAMS?

Like a hibernating bear who knows when it’s time to wake from a long winter’s nap, unscrupulous home-improvement contractors who

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Rosie’s How To Choose A Contractor Consumer Guide

Download How To Choose A Contractor Consumer Guide PDF If you are thinking of remodeling, you are probably wondering how

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WHEN SHOULD I REMODEL VS. REDECORATE?

You’ll know it’s time to do some serious remodeling when: … you feel you can afford to take advantage of

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WHEN DO I NEED TO HIRE AN ARCHITECT?

If your project involves tearing down walls, cutting out spaces for new closets, moving counters, sinks and stoves, or if

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INTERIOR DESIGNER AND AN INTERIOR DECORATOR?

INTERIOR DESIGNER VS. INTERIOR DECORATOR Interior Decorator: If you truly need decorating advice—like help selecting draperies, paint colors and coordinating

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WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO CHOOSE AND WORK WITH AN ARCHITECT?

Once you have decided to hire an architect to help you with your home remodeling project: Narrow down your choices

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WHAT WILL AN INTERIOR DESIGNER HELP ME WITH?

INTERIOR DESIGNERS An interior designer can add value to a remodeling project—and ultimately to your home—by making sure your finishes,

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SHOULD I HIRE A DESIGNER TO HELP WITH MY REMODELING PROJECT?

If your home-improvement project is simple and you know exactly what you want and can afford when it comes to

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