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5 Reasons Why you Should Hire a Remodeling General 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 hiring a trusted contractor who will get the job done right. 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. Unless you are very knowledgeable and experienced in home building/remodeling, you should opt for a general contractor. 


Most professional contractor companies in the Michiana area have over 40 years of experience. ​​Clayton Hoover & Sons has been in the home improvement industry for over 75 years. 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 They will be able to show you examples of their past projects and talk you through ideas for your renovation.

Licensed & 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.  


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. General contractors have a network of subcontractors to help tackle your remodel. They hold the responsibility of making sure your remodel goes exactly as planned. For the sake of efficiency, the general contractor will be your go-to point of contact to communicate what you want to be done and any questions you have throughout the remodel. Using a local contractor, in the South Bend/Mishawaka area, makes communication even easier for you. You can conveniently contact or meet with the contractor to discuss expectations. 


By choosing a general contractor you save a lot on expensive supplies for your remodel. For starters, the contractor will have every tool needed for the job. Trusted contractors have also built relationships with relevant retailers. They have a large network of suppliers that help provide materials at a discounted rate, meaning 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. 


General contractors are also going to be much more efficient than any alternative. 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. They 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.

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