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5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Remodeling Contractor

DIY projects have become very trendy in recent years. It might look like a fun way to save money, but taking on a home remodeling project requires a lot of experience. Trying to do the job yourself, you’ll likely end up wasting a lot more time and money for subpar results than you would if you hired a trusted contractor who will get the job done right. Unless you are very knowledgeable and experienced in home building/remodeling, you should leave remodeling to the pros. 

Alternatively, there are subcontractors who specialize in all types of trades. The disadvantage of hiring a subcontractor is that you as the homeowner take on the liability and planning of the remodel. From managing timelines and budgets to coordinating different trades, remodeling on your own or with subcontractors requires a great deal of expertise and organization. That’s where general contractors come in! In this article, we will explore five compelling reasons why hiring a remodeling contractor is essential for a successful home renovation.

1. Licensed and Insured

Some parts of a renovation can be dangerous, requiring specific licenses and liability insurance. When you hire a general contractor, you don’t have to worry about yourself or a subcontractor risking injury. Professional contractors hold general liability insurance, which means you’re not accountable for any accidents or damages that happen on-site. Licensed professionals know and follow a strict protocol to avoid injuries. Not only do they hold licenses, they know which subcontractors do too. Clayton Hoover & Sons partners with highly qualified, licensed plumbers and electricians to complete your kitchen or bathroom remodel with the best quality possible.  

2. Experience With Codes, Permits, and More

Navigating the complex world of building codes and permits can be overwhelming for homeowners. However, a remodeling contractor is well-versed in these regulations and requirements. They ensure that your project complies with all relevant codes, obtaining the necessary permits and inspections. This expertise not only keeps your project legally compliant but also ensures the safety and structural integrity of your home.

Look for a contractor that has a lot of experience serving your residential area. Most professional contractor companies in the Michiana area have over 40 years of experience, while ​​Clayton Hoover & Sons has over 75 years serving Michiana homeowners. With decades of experience, contractors know how to obtain building permits, schedule inspections, and hire/supervise subcontractors to ensure that the job is done properly. You can make an appointment to meet with a licensed contractor at Our team would be happy to show you examples of our past projects and talk you through ideas for your renovation.

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3. Network of Reliable Subcontractors

If you are going to hire a subcontractor, you better be prepared to direct the renovation. Without a general contractor, you are put in the position of managing the job you want to be done. One significant advantage of hiring a remodeling general contractor is their extensive network of reliable subcontractors. They have established relationships with skilled tradespeople, such as plumbers, electricians, and carpenters, ensuring that your project is executed by qualified professionals. This network also allows general contractors to negotiate better prices and schedules, ultimately saving you money and time. 

4. Streamlined Communication

Coordinating various trades and ensuring seamless communication between them can be a challenging task. However, a remodeling contractor acts as the go-to point of contact, streamlining the entire process. They take care of scheduling, ensuring that each trade completes their work in a timely and efficient manner. With a general contractor in charge, you can focus on your vision and have peace of mind knowing that all the moving parts are being managed effectively. Using a local contractor, in the South Bend/Mishawaka area, makes communication even easier! You can conveniently contact or meet with the contractor to discuss expectations and any questions you have throughout the remodel.

general contractor on phone - bearded man in hard hat, holing leather gloves, and looking at a patched wall while making a phone call

5. Cost and Time Savings

Contrary to popular belief, hiring a remodeling contractor can actually save you money in the long run. For starters, the contractor will have every tool needed for the job, while if you tried to do the project on your own, you’d have to invest in expensive tools. Trusted contractors have built relationships with suppliers and subcontractors. Their experience working with these partners and negotiating costs can help you secure better deals. By getting materials at discounted rates that new appliance, flooring, and countertop you’ve been eyeballing might just be in your price range after all. You can view Clayton Hoover & Sons suppliers for kitchen remodel materials at or at for bathroom remodeling materials. You can start to plan your renovation and budget by looking for fixtures at those stores, then consult with Clayton Hoover & Sons for an estimate.

Additionally, a general contractor is adept at sticking to a timeline, ensuring that your project progresses efficiently and is completed within the estimated timeframe. You don’t have to worry about searching for all the right subcontractors you might need. Or worse, doing the job yourself and having something go wrong. General contractors can typically also get materials from suppliers much quicker than DIY customers. Want your remodel done in a timely manner? The first step is to go to and start your free estimate. Then meet with the contractor to talk about your dream for the remodel. Ask questions and be in contact with the contractor throughout the remodeling process to stay in the loop on how soon the job will be done.