Locals or Liars?

With all the storms we have had recently, we feel that it is immensely important that you choose local and reputable contractors to repair the damages done to your home or property.

Some people are local, others lie and tell you that they are local.

Some things you can do to make sure you’re dealing with an honest company are:

1.) Check their license plate!

If they say they’re from the Carolinas, but their truck is wrapped and their plate says Ohio, they are not local. If the truck is not wrapped and they say it is a rental, they may be telling the truth, but please make sure you do your research.

2.) Do your research!

If someone tells you they are local. Look them up! See that the address they give you is an actual office, not a PO BOX, Sub Shop, or empty parking lot. Get references and actually use them! If a contractor tells you that they did work for three people in the past 3-6 months, contact them to see what their opinion is of the company and their workmanship. You may also be able to drive by and see the roof and any other exterior work that has been done to their homes.

3.) Pay attention to how they speak of other contractors!

If someone is going around speaking ill of other contractors, they may not have the best moral compass. I know it is weird to think of the stereotypical contractor having morals, but I know there are plenty of good guys in the industry.  Everyone will want you to choose them, but it is your choice! Choose someone who, while admiring they would like your business, refuses to speak ill of others. Choose a company with a good reputation, plenty of references, and who tells you the truth.

4.) Licensing!

Make sure the contractor you choose is licensed to work in your area. Nearly all states and some cities and counties require contractors to have a license to practice their trade. If they do not have a license, they are likely to not be local. Local contractors will have been around long enough to know what licenses and permits they need. You can verify the license information with the licensing agency for your state or county.

5.) Trained Employees or Subcontractors!

Do not be afraid to ask if your inspector or roofer is well trained. A lack of training could increase the risk of injuries and makes it more likely that your replacement roof will fail prematurely. The contractor you choose should have skilled employees or subcontractors available to do all of the work on your roof.

6.) Local or liar!

If you are contacted by a company who is claiming to be local, and they are not – please warn your friends and family. At Reeves, we do our best, to be honest, and work with the utmost integrity.  It is important to choose a local company because we will be here if anything happens, while those who are not will skip town after they fill their pockets with your money and empty promises.

Reeves has been in business for over forty years, and we pride ourselves in doing good work and treating our homeowners like family. We have roofed thousands of homes in North and South Carolina. If you would like us to come take a look at your home, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 866-592-3632, or send us a message here. We look forward to figuring out how we can help you!