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Why You Need a Certified Remodeling Contractor| Fort Myers Remodeling

If you want to remodel your home, you probably are looking for a professional remodeling contractor. Fort Myers is a great place to live, and you want a home that matches our stunning environment.

But who should you pick? Aren’t all remodeling contractors created equal? And why do I want a remodeling contractor that is certified?

What is a Certified Remodeler?

For starters, you absolutely need a remodeling pro to help you with your project. Doing it alone can be expensive, time-consuming, and nearly impossible without the right skills, tools, and training.

But just picking any contractor isn’t advised. To really ensure that your project goes off without a hitch from start to finish, it’s important that you find someone you can trust – and that means finding a Certified Remodeler.

A Certified Remodeler is a remodeling expert who has been certified formally by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). NARI was the first to create an exacting standard for the industry, and in 1988 came out with the Certified Remodeler (CR) program.

There are certain qualifications you have to pass in order to receive a CR designation, including:

  • Five years minimum of continuous service in the industry
  • Owning or being a member of an agency that gets at least 90% of its work through remodeling
  • Obeying the NARI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Completion of a qualification matrix that covers your experience and background
  • Completion of a written exam

Simply put, anyone who is a CR has been vetted and tested by other professionals in the field. You can trust their expertise.

Finding a Certified Remodeler

If you want a certified remodeling contractor, Fort Myers has options for you.

When searching, ask first for the CR designation. Then, ask them about your project and how they would handle it – getting them to walk you through the entire process. Ask questions about cost, timeline, and design – anything that will make you more comfortable with choosing them.

A qualified and professional CR should be able to help you. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us; we’re more than happy to help.