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By: Kevin Ahern on November 22nd, 2023

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The benefits of hiring a local Connecticut home renovation company

Residential | Residential Remodeling

When you're hiring a contractor to complete a remodel or a home improvement, you have many choices to pick from. One available option are the big department store contractors, usually offering installation performed by a series of subcontractors. These stores are ubiquitous, but often impersonal. 

Another option includes the local home remodeling contractors. These comparatively small businesses provide a different remodeling experience for homeowners. Offering personalized service and an investment in the local community, local home renovation companies have benefits that rise above and beyond the competition. They perform thoughtful renovations while taking the time to make each job a success. They contribute to the local economy, and they help keep our houses beautiful. 

Here's what to consider as you're trying to choose a home renovation contractor for your upcoming remodel, renovation or home improvement. 

Personalized Service

Local businesses often pride themselves on providing personalized service to customers, and contractors are no different. When you sign up with a reputable local Connecticut home renovation company, you can expect that they'll be taking on a limited number of clients - probably fewer than a large national chain.

This may mean waiting a little while for service, but you know what they say: good things come to those who wait. Waiting is sign that you're working with a contractor that's in high demand, most likely because they do quality work. This also means that you should be receiving personalized service when it's your turn. From the design to the construction, you'll be the recipient of top-tier service to meet your unique needs. 

Contribute to Community and Community Identity

Local businesses live and die with their communities. They rely on their customers to have the money and the motivation to purchase their services. Without a successful community of potential customers to support them, the business would not exist. This makes local businesses especially motivated to support their community in various ways. 

Just like other small businesses, local home renovation companies also help give their community its character. In fact, this may be particularly true for contractors, which actually build the structures and the facades that you see every day.  

Investment In Their Work

Nothing is more personal than a business you've created yourself, in the place where you live with your family. This gives local home renovation companies a special investment in their work. Many of these businesses are family-owned, which makes the work even more personal and meaningful. 

Larger, national companies, owned by distant executives, struggle to imbue their workers with this sense of ownership and pride. As a customer, you benefit from this pride of ownership when you hire a local home renovation company. You can expect your contractor to:

  • Go the extra mile to create as perfect a work product as possible
  • Stay on top of the latest methods, techniques and tools to perform high quality work
  • Resolve any disputes or problems quickly, to preserve their reputation and ensure a smooth home remodeling process

Familiar With the Style of Home In the Area

Experienced local general contractor businesses often have extensive knowledge of building styles typical for the area. This is especially important if you own a historic house built in an old colonial style, for example.

If your home is one of the old historic properties often found in Connecticut, it's important to hire a contractor with knowledge of antique materials and building styles. You may not find that kind of specialty knowledge if you hire a large national business that is less discerning of the contractors they work with. 

Familiarity with Local Regulations

Compliance should be important to all contractors, but it's especially important to small contractor businesses that rely heavily on referrals from locals. Doing it right the first time is good for the client, so it's good for the contractor.

You may find that larger national companies are less in touch with the local regulations. These companies also don't need referrals in the same way small businesses do, so they may be less motivated to do the job right the first time. 

Good Relationships With Material Suppliers

Good contractors rely on relationships with local material suppliers to meet the needs of their customers. Often, these local material suppliers are themselves small businesses. In hiring a local general contractor, you're supporting the businesses that support contractors. These businesses rely on one another, and help enrich your community by ensuring that these resources are available to all.  

What to Know About Hiring a Local Connecticut Home Renovation Company

Local businesses, including local renovation companies, are the heart and soul of your community. They create jobs, and employ your neighbors and friends, and contribute to your local economy.

Local Connecticut renovation companies also build and renovate the homes where we live and grow our families. A thriving population of local businesses is the sign of a healthy community overall. When you hire local contractors, you contribute to the economic ecosystem that you rely upon. 

Want to know more about hiring a professional contractor? Litchfield Builders has created a free guide to make this process easier. We're a local family-owned business with more than 25 years experience building and renovating the homes in your community. For more information about how we can help you with your upcoming home improvement projects, contact us today.

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About Kevin Ahern

Kevin is the Co-Founder of Litchfield Builders, an award-winning, industry leader with a reputation for managing projects others shy away from. They are known for their high-quality work, customer service, and reliability and though still relatively small in size, Litchfield Builders now competes with some of the areas largest firms in both the residential and commercial arenas.