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These Tips from Kaminskiy Design & Remodeling Will Help You Know Who to Trust With Your Next Home Renovation

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger questions ask general contractor
Photography Provided By: Kaminskiy Design & Remodeling

When it comes to the daunting task of remodeling your home, hiring a qualified and trustworthy firm is a must. Whether you’re looking to create a more contemporary feel throughout your entire space or simply want to revamp your kitchen, working with a team of experts with an eye for design and an attention to detail will yield your desired results. For more than 15 years, Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling’s experienced team of professionals has worked with homeowners all over San Diego to bring their design dreams to life—budget in mind. But before you start your next big project, be sure to ask your remodeling firm these five questions!

 

1 | “Are you licensed in the State of California?” questions ask general contractor

“You should never hire someone to do a remodel without a license,” explains Sergei Kaminskiy, president and CEO of Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling. Kaminskiy’s company prides itself in upfront and honest communication and its licensed, experienced personnel. “To see whether someone is licensed, check the Contractors State License Board website and see if there have been any complaints filed against the license,” advises Kaminskiy. This will help you hire a team that is qualified for the job. 

 

2 | “Do you carry workers’ compensation and liability insurance?” questions ask general contractor

Making sure that a contractor is carrying an active workers’ compensation and liability insurance is crucial. If anyone makes a mistake on a project or there is a flood, fire, etc., liability insurance will protect the homeowner. “If someone gets hurt on the job, the workers’ compensation will help take care of medical bills,” explains Kaminskiy. Unlike some remodeling firms, Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling has an active general liability insurance and workers’ compensation for all employees. They also vet their trade partners and subcontractors to ensure that their license, general liability and workers compensation is in good standing.

3 | “What kind of warranty do you offer with your work?” questions ask general contractor

Before you begin your project, knowing what kind of warranty a company offers is critical. How do they handle warranty issues after the project is completed? While the industry standard is a one-year workmanship warranty, Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling provides a two-year warranty on their workmanship. “That’s how confident we are in the product that we deliver,” says Sergei Kaminskiy.

Native Knowledge: KDR provides access to a state-of-the-art client management system that allows clients to view their weekly schedule, project files, material lists and tasks for the team.

 

4 | “Can you provide me a list of references from the past as well as existing, active projects?”

“This is an important one,” points out Kaminskiy. “This is the best indicator if you’re going to have a good experience with a firm.” References are an important factor that will help a homeowner gauge where a company or firm currently stands. “We pride ourselves in the fact that we have clients with finished homes and clients with their houses torn up right now that both would rave about how happy they are with us,” says Sergei Kaminskiy. 

Native Knowledge: Nine of the past 10 years, Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling has been voted “San Diego’s Best” in a variety of categories, including home remodeler, kitchen and bath remodeler, local construction company and building contractor. 

 

5 |  “Will you be obtaining permits for this project?

Permits are a means of holding a team of contractors accountable. “We get permits for every project that we do,” says Kaminskiy. If your contractor claims a permit is unnecessary for a project, it may indicate that they are likely to cut corners or build illegally. With integrity being one of KDR’s core values, plans and permits are built into the design process to ensure all standards are met before beginning a project.

 

Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling
12396 World Trade Dr, Ste 108
San Diego, CA 92128
858.256.5085