Home & Garden Idea Fair
Hiring a Contractor
Looking for a contractor? We can help!
There are plenty of household projects the average do-it-yourselfer can handle, but some jobs are best left to licensed professionals. For many homeowners, the most difficult part of taking on a home project is knowing where to start. Finding a professionally licensed, reliable and talented contractor can take time and effort, but in the long run it pays to be safe.
Asking friends, neighbors or your trusted utility for references is one of the quickest and easiest ways to begin your search for a local contractor of any skill set. To help our customers in their search, Clark Public Utilities maintains a Contractor Network listing of qualified, experienced and credentialed contractors who are ready to help you with some of your home project needs, and who provide services that qualify for utility rebates or incentives. To be eligible for the network, contractors must meet the utility’s high standard of customer service, stay up-to-date on the utility’s current incentives and rebates, while also maintaining all essential bonds, licenses, insurance and professional credentials their fields require.
For other home and garden projects, check out a list of previous Home & Garden Idea Fair exhibitors for local companies who can help you get inspired this spring. A longtime partner of the Home & Garden Idea Fair is New Tradition Homes. If you’re in search of a new home builder, check out the website for new floor designs, the latest in energy efficiency innovations, and available homes for sale.
When talking to contractors about a project, don’t be afraid to ask questions and seek multiple bids. Asking a lot of questions and receiving a written bid that includes materials, labor and permit fees will prevent issues from arising during construction process. We also recommend asking the potential contractor for references. When reaching out to those references be sure to ask questions like, how long ago the builder or remodeler did the work, whether the builder was accessible for questions and if the reference would hire the builder or remodeler again?
Using these tips and doing thorough research, you’ll be well on your way to finding a quality, reliable contractor who can help with all your home improvement projects.
Home & Garden Idea Fair
- At the Fair
- Be an Exhibitor
- Community Partners
- Innovation Home
- Kids Activities
- Exhibitor Directory
- Farmer’s Market
- Plant Sale Vendors
- Landscape Showcase
- DIY and How-To’s
- Home & Garden Idea Fairs of Years Past
- Ready, Set, Garden!
- Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place
- Hiring a Contractor
- Farmers Markets Offer Local Goods and Sense of Community