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General Contractors | Residential Remodeling

What to Ask a General Contractor Before Renovating your Connecticut Home

By: Kevin Ahern
September 16th, 2022

Good contractors communicate well with their clients, so when clients ask questions, they develop a thorough understanding of the issues. Even if you're working with an expert construction contractor, it's still important to know what to ask a general contractor before and during your Connecticut home remodel. The more questions you ask, the more you'll know about your home improvement project - and the easier it becomes to make smart decisions throughout the project.  Your contractor will likely communicate with you about your project in a variety of ways. Read any materials that your contractor provides to you, especially the contract.  Many answers to your questions should be contained in the contract. Ideally, you should work with a contractor that offers as much information up front as possible. Litchfield Builders provides a range of reference materials for homeowners. Check out our online resource library for free downloadable information about home remodeling and how to choose a Connecticut home remodeling contractor. Read on to learn more about the best questions to ask your contractor. 

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling | General Contractors

Steps to Working with Litchfield Builders on a Commercial Project

By: Kevin Ahern
April 1st, 2022

Every commercial construction project is different, but when you're working with a professional construction business with a well-established process, you can expect your project to be streamlined and well planned. This is the case when you're working with Litchfield Builders.  Litchfield Builders has been in business for over 25 years, and in that time, we've created a number of processes that make each job a success. Knowing what to expect in your commercial project can help you prepare for your upcoming commercial property improvement.

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General Contractors | Residential | Residential Remodeling

5 Qualities to Look for in A Connecticut Residential Contractor

By: Kevin Ahern
January 7th, 2022

Just about every step of the home improvement process has its challenges, including the search for the right contractor. There are many capable residential contractors in the state of Connecticut. Vetting contractors to find the right company for your home improvement project can be time-consuming. Knowing what to consider and which qualities are most important can help you be successful in your search.  Litchfield Builders publishes a free guide to hiring a residential contractor in Connecticut. You can find the publication on our website. In addition, the tips below can help you find the best contractor for your particular project. Finding the right company can help ensure that your home improvement project will be a success, so it's important to get it right.  

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General Contractors | Residential

The Cost of NOT Hiring a General Contractor

By: Kevin Ahern
March 30th, 2021

Some people hire a general contractor when it's time to remodel. Some people do the work themselves.  ...And still others hire subcontractors to coordinate their own remodel like a general .  Which one are you? We've seen all three approaches. While there's no one right way to perform a home improvement project, there can be disadvantages to not hiring a general contractor. If you can recognize those disadvantages, you can avoid some of the common mistakes that homeowners make when they decide not to hire a general . 

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General Contractors | Industry Knowledge

What Is a Time and Materials Contract and Is It Right for Me?

By: Kevin Ahern
March 25th, 2020

Most construction contracts are known as fixed-price contracts, which means the contractor and the property owner have agreed on a fixed price for the work. The price only changes when change orders are signed by both parties. Although fixed-price contracts are the most common type of construction contracts, these agreements aren't appropriate for every type of construction job. The alternative is a time and materials contract. 

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General Contractors | Industry Knowledge

The Top Qualities To Look For In Construction Companies

By: Kevin Ahern
February 3rd, 2020

As a home or commercial property owner, you have probably gone through your fair share of construction or remodeling projects. Whether they are commercial or residential projects, you probably have a good sense of the characteristics and qualities you want out of the company you are hiring for the job.

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Commercial | General Contractors | Industry Knowledge

Common Commercial Contractor Fees You Should Understand

By: Kevin Ahern
December 23rd, 2019

Remodeling can be costly. From labor to materials, a typical commercial remodel can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Although the end results are worthwhile, some commercial property owners stumble on the price tag. Knowing of commercial contractor fees, those on a tight budget may even try to save money by hiring their own workers to do portions of the job, which can have unintended consequences.

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General Contractors | Residential | Residential Remodeling | Industry Knowledge

How to Prepare Yourself For Home Remodeling in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
April 5th, 2014

Home remodeling is a huge undertaking that requires a significant investment of time and money. Whether you're renovating your home to sell or you're just building the dream home you always wanted, residential construction can be a lengthy, involved process that requires a lot of preparation. If you're hoping to take on this type of project, now is the time to get started.

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Commercial | General Contractors | Residential | Residential Remodeling | Industry Knowledge

How to Make Sense of Contractor Pricing Lingo

By: Kevin Ahern
February 25th, 2014

Hiring a general contractor in Connecticut can be intimidating, and this is especially true if you're unfamiliar with their industry language or lingo. A great deal of the typical contractor jargon relates to the process of setting the price for the job. If you can speak with authority about the cost of the job, the process for hiring a contractor becomes less intimidating. Here are a few key terms to help get you through the remodeling process.

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Commercial | General Contractors | News & Events | Residential Remodeling

Litchfield Builders Named One of "America's Top Remodelers"

By: Kevin Ahern
November 12th, 2013

Professional Remodeler magazine has just announced its 2013 list of "America's Top Remodelers" and amongst them, for the second consecutive year, is Connecticut's own Litchfield Builders. This annual list showcases the nation's largest and most profitable remodeling firms from all national markets and the Litchfield Builders team is excited to be included once again.

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