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Home Contracting Consulting

Do you want or need to hire a contractor to work on your house or property? We can work with you to make sure both you and the contractor know exactly what is expected, how much it will cost, and work toward a satisfactory completion to your project.

We can work with you to define exactly what you want and need to do, give you ideas about alternatives, help you select and interview contractors, and make a final contractor selection.

One of the most significant issues with home contracting is the contract itself. The contract is generally a written document that defines multiple aspects regarding your project:

Are you aware of the new Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act? This law was passed in 2008 in order to protect home owners when they contact for work.

The law establishes a mandatory registration program for contractors who offer or perform home improvements in Pennsylvania.  The statute also:

  1. Establishes minimum insurance requirements for contractors;
  2. Requires contractors to provide their registration number in their ads and contracts;
  3. Establishes required contract terms for home improvement contracts;
  4. Prohibits unfair business practices; and
  5. Creates a criminal penalty for home improvement fraud.

As you can see, there is much more to safe home contracting than meets the eye. If you would like to discuss your project and how we can help, please give us a call.