Craftsman Direct - Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Home Improvement
Craftsman Direct Inc. is a locally-owned and operated handyman home improvement and renovation company in Durham, North Carolina. We specialize in residential
home improvements and repair and commercial renovations in Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Cary, Morrisville, Raleigh and the surrounding area. We consistently beat the national handyman chain prices by 15% or more and never ask for payment until you are thoroughly satisfied with your finished project.
Give our Quote Challenge a try. We also offer you the longest warranty in the handyman industry. Check out our Two-Year Warranty.
We will give you a free quote - our Written Price Guarantee on all home improvement/remodeling and renovation projects. This price is good for 30 days, and all of our home repair work also carries a Two-Year Warranty. We are a licensed, bonded, and fully-insured home improvement contractor, as well as a member of the Better Business Bureau. We also offer several references for your review from satisfied customers who have experienced our handyman skills firsthand.
Craftsman Direct in the News:
Craftsman Direct Handyman of Durham Gets Media Coverage as Experts for Converting an Attic or Basement Space into a "Man Cave" in Winston Salem, Greensboro and Raleigh NC
RALEIGH-DURHAM-CARY - November 20, 2013 -- /24-7PressRelease/ -- Craftsman Direct Handyman Home Improvement was highlighted by North Carolina Homes.com as a leading contractor for converting attic or basement space into a "man cave." Craftsman Direct has several man cave conversions in the Triangle and the Triad.
"Building a 'Man Cave' is fun for everyone involved," said Lee Mendel Smoak, President of Craftsman Direct in the North Carolina Homes.com interview. "...Most home improvement [projects] are very heavily influenced by the Lady of the House. Letting your Most Honorable Dude have his own place is not only very cool but allows him a sense of autonomy in 'His Place'....This is a great way to expand the living space in your home," continued Smoak. "Craftsman Direct will make sure that your home addition meets all local codes. We will pull the permits and secure the various filings."
Learn more about Craftsman Direct offerings:
Man Caves - Winston Salem NC | Basement Conversion - Greensboro NC
Raleigh Sunrooms-Lanai Enclosures
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Finding a Reputable Handyman in Raleigh-Durham
Things to Consider when Trying to Find a Reputable Handyman
Every homeowner has home improvement projects from time to time and needs to find a trustworthy handyman. There are a few important things to consider before you allow a local handyman or contractor onto your property and into your home.
• First Impressions are Important
• Insurance, License and Bonding
• Good Reviews and a Reputation for being Fair
• Experience with the Type of Project You Need
• A Price that You can Trust
First Impressions are Important
Inviting a handyman or contractor inside your home can be a nerve-racking experience, especially if the handyman is a complete stranger. Sometimes a reputable handyman can be found through a recommendation from a trustworthy source such as a family member, friend, or co-worker. However, if your inner circle is unable to provide a referral, then it is important to have some basic knowledge of what to look for in a reputable handyman.
First impressions can be a tell-tale sign of a handyman's trustworthiness. T-shirts, jeans, and work boots are appropriate attire for the job, however, the overall appearance should be neat. A handyman wearing a tattered shirt or jeans with holes is not interested enough to make a good first impression. It makes one wonder what kind of attention to detail they will have with your home improvement project. Also, take a peek at the vehicle parked in your driveway. Ask yourself if it meets your expectations for someone working inside your home. Nobody wants to be judged too harshly by a first impression, but first impressions can be important, especially when your home and money is involved.
Handyman or Contractor Insurance, License and Bonding in Raleigh-Durham
In North Carolina a handyman or home improvement contractor should have a business license and be able to show it to you. You should also ask for proof of liability insurance and bonding. No credible handyman or contractor will mind being asked to prove his credibility - it shows their integrity.
Raleigh-Durham Handyman Reviews, a Reputation for being Fair and Examples of Work
One way to check a handyman's credibility is to ask for a recommendation for similar work as on your home. Before hiring a handyman or contractor, cross reference the information using a search engine on the internet. If the review or recommendation given by the handyman is not accurate, you might want to reconsider or ask for a second review.
A more experienced handyman will also be able to provide you with examples of past projects he or she has completed, and may even have photos or a portfolio so you can see his or her quality of work.
A Price that You can Trust
A reputable handyman or contractor will give you a price that you can trust. Most contractor estimates give a 5-10% margin to cover the unexpected, but after that you need the confidence that your price is not going to change dramatically. Every now and then the handyman might find rotted wood or structural problems that were impossible to foresee - no handyman can guarantee against this and this is where the homeowner can feel some security IF they have already done the steps above to ensure the reliability of the handyman.
Finally, make sure the handyman working in your home pulls any required permits. Failure to pull a permit could leave you with unwanted fines. If a handyman is unable to pull a permit, then it is probably for a reason that compromises his or her integrity.