Home builders advise choosing builder or remodeler wisely

Sunday, May 11th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Some home builders are urging people whose homes were damaged or destroyed in this week's tornados to use caution when selecting a contractor.

Jim McWhirter of Gemini Homes in Choctaw says the emotions involved with losing a home coupled with the abundance of builders and remodelers looking for business could cause some to make rash decisions.

McWhirter says people should be wary of doing business with anyone who doesn't have an established local reputation and who doesn't have a business location and business phone.

He did add that some reputable small-volume builders do work out of their homes.

The Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association advises people to check credentials before hiring a builder or remodeler and to beware of people from out of town.