Here at Complete Kitchen & Bath, we understand that your countertops play an important role in the function and visual design of your kitchen and bathroom, and we are committed to giving all of our customers the gorgeous, high-quality counters they deserve. To do this, we operate our own fabrication shop, cutting all of our counters in-house. When it comes to the quality of your countertops, your choice of fabrication shop matters, so in this article, we’ll go over a few key tips on how to choose the right shop for your needs.
- Start Local- We at Complete Kitchen & Bath recommend that you start your search for the right fabrication shop by looking in your local area. If anyone in your social circle has recently installed new counters, ask them about who did the work. You can also check out contractor review sites such as Yelp, Angie’s List, or the Better Business Bureau to find shops in your area.
- Interview the Staff- Once you have a list of prospects, the next step is to call each fabrication shop and ask the team a few questions. Start by covering the basics like how long they’ve been in business, whether they are properly licensed and insured, and whether they are willing to provide references. Then you can move on to additional questions like asking to see their portfolio in order to get a better sense of whether this team is the right fit.
- Verify References and Insurance- Lastly, we recommend that you follow up on your interview with the fabrication shop by verifying their insurance and contacting their client references. Some unscrupulous contractors may tell you that they have the right insurance and hope that you don’t check, and the only way to avoid getting taken advantage of is to call their provider and confirm their insurance for yourself. Similarly, make sure to call their references to get a first-hand account of the clients’ experiences with the company before you hire them.