Los Angeles, CA, October 03, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Home remodeling and improvement is a booming activity. According to “Remodeling Magazine,” U.S. residential property owners spent over 300 billion on remodeling last year. Locally in California, the California Association of Realtors shared an interesting statistic that 1 out of 5 homeowners took on a remodel project in the last year.
With so much home improvement activity going on, where can a homeowner turn to for advice when they’re looking for the best architect and contractor for their project?
The process of selecting the right architectural designer and general contractor can be difficult. Which traits are the most important? What role do licenses and references play? What types of insurance should they carry in order to protect the homeowner and their home to the fullest extent?
Los Angeles general contractor and designer Roger Perron has stepped forward to answer these questions in his free report called “How to Select a Quality Architect and Contractor,” available at www.RogerPerron.com.
Here are some of the benefits and tips homeowners will gain from this report:
· How to verify a contractor’s license
· What points to look for in references and testimonials
· Which things should be included in a construction contract
· What types of insurances should a contractor carry
· How to check if the contractor is an organized businessperson who can get the job done
· How to evaluate the contractors communication skills
· Which is more cost-effective: Hiring an architect to draw plans and then getting contractors to bid on them, or hiring a design build contractor who has an architect on staff and can do the whole project in house
Regarding his free report, Roger Perron says: “The cost of adding a room, a second floor, or remodeling a home can be substantial, so homeowners need to take some time and care in choosing the best professional. Verify licenses and reference letters, make sure they are fully insured, and ideally, use a design build contractor who can do everything from the first drawing, all the way through to hammering in the last nail.”
A design build firm is one that contains both the design team (the architects, engineers and landscape architects) and the construction team (the general contractor, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, etc.) all within the same company. They work together from the beginning, creating the plans and then executing them through to completion. This level of coordination allows the homeowner to manage just a single contract and to benefit from a 6.1% lower overall project cost and a 12% faster construction speed (per the Design Build Institute of America).
To access the free report “How to Select a Quality Architect and Contractor,” visit www.RogerPerron.com and go to the Design/Build tab. For additional information or to schedule a free home design consultation with Roger Perron or his architect call (323) 664-7001.