Troubleshooter: How to find a good contractor

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Friday, August 21, 2015
The 2015 Remodelers Council STAR Awards
The 2015 Remodelers Council STAR Awards

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- I always know about the bad contractors because that's who viewers bring to my attention. Who I don't hear about often are the good companies.

Thursday night I had the honor of MC'ing the STAR Awards for the Remodelers Council which is part of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County.

Troubleshooter Diane Wilson at the 2015 Remodelers Council STAR Awards

The Council is only open to those contractors who meet certain standards of financial responsibility, technical competence, and have a record of fair dealings with consumers.

These are the good contractors. The contractors are licensed, insured, take pride in their work, and they want to have a satisfied homeowner at the end of job.

Viewers always come to me after they have shelled out thousands of dollars and their contractor has left them with a mess. My advice is always to do your research before signing a contact or paying a dime.

There are great contractors on the Remodelers Council and they have great tips on what steps you should take before starting a project in your home. Check the organization out at

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