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The Advantages of Working with a Local Contractor

photo-001When it comes time to work on your home, one of the most important decisions you will make is which contractor to work with.

 

You need someone you can trust, someone who has vast knowledge and experience in the work you need accomplished, and someone who uses quality products. You need a contractor who is full of integrity, and someone who makes your satisfaction with a job well done their first priority.

The Kansas City roofing, siding, and window market is not a small one. It is our goal to help you use sound knowledge and discretion to narrow your options and choose the contractor that will best meet your needs.

 

One of the biggest decisions you will face in choosing a contractor is whether to use a larger, out-of-town contractor, or a local one.


 

The Advantages of Working with a Local Contractor

 

  • Knowledge of Your Area: A local contractor has a better understanding of the area, along with regulations and necessary permits and licensing unique to the area. Out-of-town contractors often work in several states, with an operating base that may be hundreds of miles away from your home. They often have less understanding of specific rules for building in the area, which may lead to delays, headaches, and even mistakes in the process.
  • A Local Reputation: A reputable local contractor will be well-known in your community, and able to provide you with nearby references. You can look at projects they have completed in your neighborhood to grasp a better understanding of the quality of work they do.
  • Better Accessibility: Local contractors are much more accessible to you throughout the process of your project. They can be on-site to assist with the project and answer any questions you may have in a timely manner. Working with an out-of-town-contractor may involve some delays in communication, or miscommunications. If an out-of-town contractor has to travel to get to you and your project, you may also be stuck with additional travel fees.
  • Undivided Attention: Working with a local contractor is a much more personal interaction than with a larger out-of-town contractor. A local contractor is better able to offer you their undivided attention.
  • Superior Customer Service: Local contractors depend more on word-of-mouth referrals than flashy advertisement campaigns. This means that the local guys focus on providing outstanding customer service in order to build a great reputation among locals. For larger out-of-town contractors, it is easier to ignore a handful of complaints, and focus on marketing over referrals.

 

 

Local contractors focus on building a trusted reputation in the community through exceptional customer care and attention to detail.

  • Local Connections, Lower Prices: Local contractors have great connections in the area, which means they can secure better pricing on materials, which will be reflected in a lower estimate for your project.
  • Available After the Project is Finished: If for any reason you need repairs made after the initial project is done, this can turn into a hassle if you used an out-of-town contractor, and may result in the work not getting done. Using a local contractor can guarantee that if any issues arise after the project is finished, someone is nearby to address them. A reputable, local contractor will be quick to respond and complete any additional work that may need done.
  • Supports Your Community: When you choose to work with a local contractor, you are supporting your community by putting more money and work into your local economy.
  • Supports Local Causes: Local contractors often support local charities and organizations, meaning that your payment often trickles down into the community to support local causes.