You Have Made the Right Choice with Nell Homes!
Finding a qualified professional remodeling contractor/custom home builder doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Following these guidelines will make selecting Nell Homes easier and you will be rest assured that you have made an informed decision that best suites your needs.
Locally owned & operated Since 1985
Licensed, Bonded and Insured.
Employ a contractor with an established business in your area. Local firms can be checked through references from past customers in your community.
Nell Homes has been successfully designing, remodeling and building homes since 1985. There are several ways to check our references such as:
1. Previous custom built homes in Northeast Ohio.
2. Visit our Facebook page to read customer testimonials.
3. Check the Better Business Bureau, and Angie's List.
4. Contact Nell Homes to possibly see a model home.
5. Check out our page on Pinterest too!
The state of Ohio requires most contractors to be licensed, bonded and insured. Ask to see a copy of the contractor’s certification of insurance for the name of his or her insurance agency to verify coverage. Most states require a contractor to carry worker’s compensation, property damage and personal liability insurance. This helps establish that a company ust complete the work, or pay the consequences.
Make sure the contractor’s insurance coverage meets all the minimum requirements. If you solicit bids from several different contractors, be sure they are bidding on the same scope and quality of work. Discuss variations in bids and beware of any bid that is much lower than the others.
The Design/Build Contractor
Warranties & Contracts that Make Sense
The Design/build is a concept developed to benefit the homeowner with their new custom home or remodeling project by providing both quality design and construction services within the same company. A design/build contractor, such as Nell Homes, will be able to see your project through from start to finish, keeping design, engineering and budget in mind.
Major remodeling projects and custom homes require construction drawings to define contracts and permits procurement. Nell Homes has a professionally trained architect that can transfer your ideas to paper. We have found it is best to work with an architect experienced with custom homes and remodeling, as they will be more sensitive to the special challenges that remodeling represents.
A contract should include detail about what the contractor will and will not do. A detailed list of materials for the project should be included in your contract, with information such as size, color, model, brand name and product. The contract should include approximate start and completion dates. Study the design plans carefully. Insist that you approve them and that they are identified in your written contract before any work begins.
A warranty covering materials and workmanship for a
minimum of one year should be written into the
contract. The warranty must be identified as either
“full” or “limited.” The name and address of the party
who will honor the warranty (contractor, distributor or manufacturer) must be identified. Finally, Make sure the time period for the warranty is specified.