||04-25-2012 02:38 PM
Originally Posted by Rose7
Do you know a reputable company to put a dormer on my house? I live in Bay Shore, NY.
I'll recommend what I recommend to everyone: go on the Better Business Bureau web site and search for a company that has been accredited with the bureau for many years (at least five, IMO) and which has an excellent rating and very few or no complaints (usually these go hand in hand, but it's worth checking both).
Businesses with these criteria are likely
to be doing things right and treating customers properly. Furthermore, they're also likely to be very protective of this status--they are likely to go the extra mile to make sure they don't piss off customers and risk tarnishing their BBB standing.
Is it a perfect system? Absolutely not; there are no guarantees. However, I assure you taking this approach will significantly improve your chances you find a good contractor. Angies List, Yelp, etc...those are complementary, IMO. Reviews are helpful if you can trust them. The higher threshold of the BBB is more reliable in my eyes.