A Few Questions
As a homeowner, you can help the building process go smoothly before you begin a remodeling or
construction project. May we suggest a few questions to ask of a contractor early on, before you sign a contract.
What Building Code does your contractor build to? Does your contractor incorporate the latest changes to the current International Residential Code into your project, as adopted by the State of Minnesota? Your home will be inspected by local Building Officials during each phase of the project. You don’t want any surprises after an inspection.
Does the contractor have a proper Minnesota license? Follow this link: https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/
Does the contractor carry Business Liability insurance? Does the contractor carry Workers
Compensation on his or her employees? Are the subcontractors brought into your home and onto
your property properly insured? If not, you are liable for any injuries incurred on your property by an uninsured worker. The contractor should be able to produce documentation for all insurance questions.
Does the contractor obtain a building permit for the project?