How Important Is A Honest Contractor, Really
The one thing that I know about honesty is that even
people who lie, want to be around people who tell the truth. Honest
people seemed to bring an air of comfort with them and this makes people
feel comfortable. If you're looking for a contractor that's going to
make you feel comfortable, honesty is going to play a big part in your
That makes a lot of sense, but how do we find an honest contractor? It's often hard to tell whether a contractor is dishonest or is going to be honest with you. If you have a problem separating honest people from dishonest ones and you regularly find yourself in uncomfortable situations, because of some choices you've made in the past, maybe you should have another person with you when interviewing your potential contractor's.
I've always felt strongly that honesty is the best policy and this has been reiterated over and over again, by watching the dishonest ones go out of business or lose customers on a regular basis. There is nothing worse than thinking you have found an honest contractor, only to find out later, that this wasn't the case. It usually leads an empty feeling in you of being taken advantage of.
Honest contractors usually stay in business longer and have a long list of regular customers. Honest contractors usually don't have the lowest bids, but consistently produce high quality work. If any problems arise during or after the project, they will usually make things right.
If you're looking for a contractor, do your best to find an honest one who has integrity. Someone you feel comfortable with. Dishonest contractors rarely end up working for educated homeowners. Ask the right questions and if you don't get the right answers, find another contractor.
There is only one way to get rid of the dishonest contractors and that's by limiting the amount of work that they do. This will either force them to find something else to do, become better liars or change their ways.