Archive for June, 2009

Hiring a Contractor

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

When hiring a contractor the best place to start is with your friends and family and then check in with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board.  See if the contractors that you have heard about are licensed. Read about their history, too.  Once the field is narrowed,  call a few and talk to them about what you want to do.   I recommend that you have a list of positive attributes that are on a  “must  and wants” list.  Have the list at hand when you call.  Which contractors meet the criterial on your list?   Are they capable, good communicators, have references, enthusiastic about working  on your project?  If more than one contractor meets your requirements, pick the one that you feel most comfortable with.  That is important,  because you may be starting a new life long friendship. 

 By the way, if you have a project in mind, I would be very pleased to discuss it with you.  

You can reach Dan at    541 510-7442  .

Danger when Digging

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

If you are planning on digging you should always get approval from the city and utility services.  You never know where a gas or water line might be hiding.  Even if you are only digging a hole for a fence post it is imperative to know where these lines are.  Underground utilities can be your worst nightmare.

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