We at Dimension 2 Associates pride ourselves in our long history of service and dependability. Those have been our 2 middle names since 1974. Along with those motto’s, I’d like to add honesty and integrity.
For more than 40 years, Dimension 2 Associates Lawn Sprinklers Inc has successfully designed, installed and serviced irrigation systems to keep residential or commercial properties green and vibrant.
Before you hire a contractor
You may want to get at least three estimates for your job. Make sure each one includes the same materials and the same tasks, so you’re comparing apples and apples. But from whom? Do you go with the cheapest or the most expensive? Or the best value. Get recommendations!
Reputation is everything. Word-of-mouth referrals are best. Ask your friends, family, and people in your neighborhood that had similar work done for the names of contractors they’ve been happy with. When you receive good service, you’re likely to tell your friends, relatives, co-workers and anyone else that asks.
Check complaint history
General contractors and subcontractors must be licensed and insured. Check your county Consumer Affairs and the Better Business Bureau for the company’s history. I also like Angie’s List because it is a consumer to consumer review. Beware of home services and other contractor referral companies that get paid from the contractor only to advertise. Their “vetting” process may be minimal at best.
Check licenses and permit requirements
Ask the contractor for copies of their licenses and ask for an insurance certificate. Get certificates from any subcontractors who will work on the job. Do not pay for an insurance certificate! Insurance companies do not charge to produce a certificate in your name. With the certificate, you will be notified if the contractor has a lapse in their insurance. Insurance, licenses, and permits do cost money. However, No one will protect your rights if you hire an unlicensed contractor and something goes wrong. Insurance, licenses and permits are there to protect the consumer.
A general contractor with integrity will never over-charge a customer and will always do exactly what they say they will. They will also stand behind every aspect of the work that they oversee. That doesn’t mean that there won’t ever be a mistake made, it just means that they will work to rectify the situation quickly, fairly, and honestly. Their guarantee must actually mean something.
Contractors are a dime a dozen. Some are very good. Unfortunately, others are very bad.
Your goal is to find a good, reliable contractor you can TRUST. Isn’t that what we all want.