Best 30 General Contractors in Amsterdam, NY with Reviews -

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By: ev123123
John's Building & Remodeling
Our project was not the smallest by any means. Even so, the crew all worked together very well and I was very pleased with the outcome especially. I thought the work was done quickly, it seems they were here for such a short time! I would recommend them and their work highly.
By: sr6510
John's Building & Remodeling
John's Building and Remodeling installed new siding, windows, and roof on my house. Their work was excellent and I'm very happy with the results. They kept to the schedule and their prices are very reasonable.
By: sarah371
John's Building & Remodeling
John came out to my house with his crew and installed a new roof. They showed excellent workmanship and kept on schedule. With 45 years of experience, John answered all of my questions expertly.
By: stevewebb1019
John's Building & Remodeling
Throughout the whole process, this company impressed me with their hard work and professionalism. They conducted themselves well and were very efficient with getting things done.
By: chadx2
John's Building & Remodeling
John's Building & Remodeling does most of the repairs and improvements to our apartment building. They just finished replacing the roof and did a great job at a great price.
By: ellenc72
John's Building & Remodeling
Considering the work set out for him, John did everything as expected.
Tips & Advices
If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered.
Absolutely ask. Paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. Include this payment plan in the contract, as well.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work and all costs are listed in the contract, including details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Yes. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

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