TICON|GC

TICON General Contractors focuses on new medical and dental office construction. We offer wide skill in commercial construction and tenant improvement in Orange County.
17602 17th Street, Suite 102-199 Tustin, CA, 92780
Phone: (657) 218-4835

Finding a Good Residential Contractor

 

Here's my suggestions for finding a good residential contractor for work at your home.

I often get asked by home owners if I can refer any good residential contractors to someone.  Being in the commercial side of the construction business for over twenty years, and having built my own house from the slab up you would think this would be an easy question to answer.  Ironically, since I am in the commercial side of the business most of the subcontractors and general contractors that I know don’t service the residential side of the business. There are times that I have to do leg work just to find a subcontractor to help me with a residential problem at my own house.

 

What I have learned in from my commercial work is the best way to find a good residential general contractor is to work backwards.  Working backwards means asking your plumber, electrician, or air conditioning contractor I like working with or trust. I always recommend asking the service subcontractor that you respect and trust the most.  The old saying birds of the same feather flock together holds true in construction also. For example, most of the subcontractors I tend to rely on are a lot like me when it comes to honesty, integrity, and respect in running their businesses.  After years of working with many the good ones stick and the bad ones fall off.

 

So if you have a good electrician, plumber, or other service vendor that you really like start there and find out which general contractors he likes to work with.  If you don’t have a person to start with you can ask a neighbor you trust, and find out who he uses. The other recommendation is to ask a friend who’s house you admire, since they’ve probably vetted through a number of service vendors to find the ones that help them keep it in the condition that you admire.