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Searching for a General Contractor? 5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Choose

Years ago when people needed to hire a someone they would go to the top of the Yellow Pages and Choose ‘AAA Renovations’. Now is the days of Reviews, Social Media, Websites and it seems like everyone under the sun offers home renovation services. How do you know who to trust? We compiled this handy guide of questions to ask before you make your choice.

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Finding The Right General Contractor For You

When choosing which company to go with for your home improvement be sure to ask everyone you speak with these five questions:

  1. How much will the job cost?
  2. Who is my point of contact throughout the project?
  3. What kind of experience do you have?
  4. Do you clean up your mess?
  5. What kind of guarantee do you offer?

Let’s dive into the specifics you are looking for with each question.

Job Cost

You want to know exactly what you are paying for before you begin the work. Something that is also worth asking is if they provide an estimate, or if that will be added to the cost of the job. At Skilled Help Now our Elevated General Contracting Service starts by giving you an estimate for your job before moving forward. This way you can have an idea if the project and services works within your budget, or not. We also provide home renovation financing for people who are looking to have some work done.

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Point of Contact

A common frustration for many home owners is the inability to contact their general contractor, or miscommunications throughout the project. One of the things that makes us different is that we provide a customer service experience for our clients from start to finish. At any time you can email, text and/or call our administrive team will respond within 24 hours. In addition to this, we provide a client portal for you to:

  1. Choose your finishes
  2. See your project status
  3. Ask questions
  4. View details and request changes


It’s always important to know that you are working with professionals who have worked on jobs like yours before, especially when it is part of a bigger project with multiple trades. We always recommend checking out their Google Reviews before booking, as well as speaking to their customer service team before booking. Don't be afraid to ask who is coming to your home and how long they have been in their trade for.

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Clean Up

This is something that people don’t often think about when a company to complete a home renovation, but it is very important. After the job is complete you don’t want to get stuck with any garbage that needs to be disposed of in a separate trip to the dump and/or recycling depot. Every quote from Skilled Help Now includes all clean up of materials, and a polish and shine up when the job is complete.


It’s important to know what to expect from a general contractor after the project is done. No matter how excellent the workmanship sometimes there are issues after the job is complete. At Skilled Help Now we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Be back our work with a warranty on our craftmanship, and our painting team will touch up the walls after moving firniture back in. We want to make sure you are happy with our work and love your newly refreshed space!

Calgary General Contracing Services Made Simple

Looking to hire a great general contractor for your next renovation or home improvement project in Calgary? At Skilled Help Now we spend the time vetting all of our tradespeople, so you don’t have to. Reach out to get started on your next project with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

In a word, yes. Over time, the hard water that we have in Calgary and surrounding areas will cause build up on your home’s plumbing. The excess minerals in hard water can leave deposits that damage your pipes and faucets. Installing a water softener can help with this.

If you live somewhere, like Calgary, that freezes in the Winter then disconnecting your hose before the temperature drops is a good idea. When hoses are left connected all winter they can freeze and damage the pipes, spigot, and the hose itself. Furthermore, a best practice is to flush the lines to protect the whole system from freezing and damaging. You can also have a certified plumber install a frost free hose bib.

Often during very cold weather the air intake for the hot water tank can get frosted up and covered with snow. This causes it to become plugged and your hot water tank is unable to do its job properly. Other signs of an issue can be dripping water, puddles, discolored water and/or noises coming from the unit. Give us a shout if you can’t troubleshoot the issue on your own.

The Only Call You Need to Make For Your Home Renovation Needs

Finding a skilled, trustworthy and professional General Contractor to take care of all your renovations- big and small can be tricky. We have a team of certified and screened trades who can take care of anything on your ‘to-do’ list including odd jobs, electrical, plumbing, painting, and carpentry all the way up to a full home renovation.

Our decades of general contracting experience allows us to connect you with certified professionals who will get your home improvement projects done with expert craftmanship. Get in touch now to get an estimate, learn about your renovation financing options, and our insured, licensed and warrantied team.

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