Installing a countertop is a great way to add more workspace in your kitchen. If you’re in the market for one, granite is one of the best materials available, owing to its durability, unique aesthetics, and various color choices.
Still, getting a granite countertop will cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars, so working with a trusted contractor is a must. If you entrust this project to just any firm, you may end up with a damaged countertop or one that isn’t properly installed, forcing you to replace it down the line — and costing more money in the process.
So how exactly do you find a good contractor? While you can search for one online, word of mouth is still the best way to locate a suitable company, and one of the best sources is a countertop material supplier.
Fortunately, some suppliers offer a referral program that pairs homeowners with licensed and respected contractors, thereby guaranteeing that you will receive excellent service. Through such programs, guesswork is removed because the supplier can readily provide a list of contractors that they highly vouch for. All you have to do is pick a company that can best deliver your needs and work within your budget.
If you still haven’t secured a contractor yet, check with your local building supplies store and ask if they have referral program.