Noel Dagle - Owner

Phone: (925) 240-6777


Q: Do we need to leave our home during the remodeling job?

A: Not necessarily! Actually, most of our customers stay at home during the project. We try our best not to disturb the homes normal activities.

Q: Do you have insurance and a bond? Are you licensed?

A: Absolutely! Insight Construction carries both Workers Comp Insurance and Liability Insurance. We are licensed with the Contractor’s State Licensing Board. It is important for a homeowner to employ a licensed contractor who has a general contractors license (B license) that will protect you, as an home owner.

Q: I have three different estimates and the prices vary greatly, why?

A: There are a number of different factors that go into pricing a remodeling job. Check the apparent first: Make sure all bids are based on the same set of specifications, materials, and scope of work. Discuss the bids in detail with each contractor, and make sure you understand the reasons for any variations in price. If the estimates are so imprecise that you cannot decipher the information, go back to the contractor for clarification IN WRITING, not just a verbal “no problem." The level of service given by a contractor greatly affects the cost. If the contractor spends lots of time picking out materials, attending to every detail, and taking care of all the little extras, so you don't have to, it will cost a little extra. When a contractor carries all the proper and required insurances, his prices will be higher than a 'pick-up contractor'. Quality of work, hard to show in a written estimate, is also a factor in costs. For example, our carpenters do very high quality work (their standards are usually much higher than our customers’). Rarely, does the customer ever ask to have something re-done because of quality issues. That piece of mind is worth extra money up front to most people. This facet of the cost difference is usually only confirmed by calling references or visiting jobs the contractor has done in the past.