Remodeling Contractor FAQ
We expect our clients to have questions about us and about their projects.
We have the most common questions we receive below along with our answers.
Please contact us to ask your question if you don’t see the answer you are looking for below!
What services do you specialize in as a general contractor?
Is there a cost to get an estimate for a project?
We do not charge to provide an estimate for most remodeling projects. There are 2 types of estimates we do charge a nominal fee to provide an estimate for. We charge a small fee for estimates for insurance claims and projects which require architectural drawings to be produced.
What are my payment options?
We accept cash, checks, and credit cards through PayPal. No PayPal account is required to pay with a credit card. We also accept Zelle and Venmo as additional forms of payment.
When do I pay for my project?
All projects require 30% down to cover material costs. Depending on the size and scope of your project, 2 or 3 additional payments will be made as the project progresses.
How soon can you get started on my project?
Once our estimate is accepted we typically can begin within 3-6 weeks depending on our current workload.
How long does a project typically take to complete?
Most remodeling projects take 3-5 weeks to complete from start to finish.
Do you offer a warranty?
Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
Yes. We are a licensed general contractor in the state of California under license “B” #1044049. We are also bonded and insured.
How much experience does your company have as a contractor?
Between the 3 key employees at Squared Construction, we have over 15 years of experience. We know how to do the job right from experience.
Do you pull permits and have the project inspected as work progresses?
Yes. We do all of our remodeling projects by the book and on the up and up. All permits will be pulled and the city or county will be inspecting our work at the required checkpoints along the way.
Will I have a dedicated team on my job?
Yes. You will see the same faces at your job site until the project is finished!
Do you clean up your work area after each day’s work?
Yes. The majority of the time our client is living in their home as we perform the remodeling project. We clean up daily for this reason and to stay organized.
How do you protect my property during the process?
We are careful not to damage areas that are not part of the project as we work. Floors and furniture will be covered with protective material wherever needed.
Will there be any ‘unforeseen’ costs after the bid/price is agreed upon?
We do our best to quote our remodeling projects accurately from the very beginning. With that said, we can’t see in walls and there is always a possibility we run into unforeseen issues that may need to be addressed to complete the job properly. We make sure our clients know this is a possibility before we begin and will explain the situation and cost if anything were to arise.
Do you install carpet?
No. We do install laminate, vinyl, and tile flooring though.
Do you install windows?
We subcontract window installation and replacement. It is not performed in-house by Squared Construction.
Do you install or repair roofs?
We subcontract roof installation or repair if it is needed for your projects such as a pool house or room addition.
Do you install or replace doors?
Do you design and build outdoors?
We only design and build outdoor kitchens. We do not build decks, pergolas, or hardscapes such as retaining walls or paver patios.