By now you get the idea. Sometimes the names are used interchangeably, but there is a definite difference in performance and services offered. So here are a few things to consider.
First, are they certified? Do they hold certifications for their specialty. It would be difficult for individual remodelers to hold certifications in many different areas. Whereas a remodeling company has many individuals that can each be certified in their different areas. Now you may consider certifications as a bonus, because not all trades have accessible options, and they are usually not required by states.
Second, you want to find out if they are licensed. This will almost be an automatic for everyone you encounter. But if they aren’t you are better off moving on to the next company.
Next you want to ask about insurance. It is important that remodelers be insured to protect you! That’s right. What if someone is injured on the job? You should be protected because they have liability insurance to cover the claims.
And what about guarantees? Some remodelers may have insurance to cover their mistakes, but this would be expensive. Individual remodelers may not have this and we heard of these types just walking away from jobs leaving a mess. A remodeling company on the other hand usually has the resources to guarantee and make sure the job is done right.