FAQs

How does your contractor matching service work?
1. Tell us about your project by completing the estimate request form.
2. After we confirm your project details, you may be contacted by up to 4 member contractors to provide you with FREE estimates.
3. A project representative will follow-up with you again to make sure you are happy with the service you received from HomeImprovement411.org and our member contractors.

How many contractors should I interview?
That depends on your needs and the size of your project. For most small service projects, we normally recommend only meeting with 1 or 2 contractors who can quickly handle the job for you. For a larger addition or remodel, you’ll probably want to meet with 3 or 4 contractors to make sure you hire the best one for your project.

Will it cost me more to hire a HomeImprovement411.org contractor?
No. Estimates from HomeImprovement411.org contractors are always free. And our contractors don’t charge you extra because we don’t take a percentage of the project like a general contractor or the big warehouse hardware stores. You can be confident in getting the best value for your money with HomeImprovement411.org because we make it easy to get competitive bids from several contractors, and then pick the one that best fits your needs whether it be low price, high quality, or somewhere in between.

How does HomeImprovement411.org make money?
Our service professionals pay fees to participate in HomeImprovement411’s network. Our pre-screend contractors use HomeImprovement411.org as a form of advertising.

How do you choose the contractors for my project?
HomeImprovement411.org works with local contractors covering most home improvement and remodeling trades. We personally know each of our contractors and the type of work they do, so we can be sure to match you with the best ones for your project. We’ll match you with the best contractors for your project based on several factors including:

1. Contractors who specialize in your specific service need
2. Contractors who are geographically close to you
3. Contractors who are available to do your project in a reasonable time frame
4. Contractors who can best meet your needs in terms of price, value, and quality

Am I obligated to use a HomeImprovement411.org contractor?
No. HomeImprovement411.org is a valuable resource for projects of all scopes but the final choice is up to you.

What cities do you service?
We service the entire United States.

Does it cost me anything to submit my project?
No. There is no cost to submit a project.

What can consumers do to make sure they don’t pay too much for their home services projects?
Pay close attention to bids and contracts. It is your responsibility as a consumer to review the bids you receive. All prices should be clearly stated on contracts. If something is unclear to you, ask questions.

While your contrators are already pre-screend how could I screen them even further?
You should always verify that they are licensed, insured, have no record of significant civil legal judgments entered against them, and always ask for references. Your local planning & development department is a good resource to verify any local requirements that need to be met such as contractor licensing and permitting requirements.

Where do you get the information and resources on your site?
We have our own internal team of home improvement experts that write articles. We also search the internet for valuable information and resources and post links to the sources on our site.