Planning to meeting with a contractor or builder? Use this list of Contractor Vetting Questions to help guide the conversation and get all the important facts covered.

Trying to sort out the many options for your home rebuild?  Consider many before making your decision about the builder you want to work with, and even develop a 'plan B' in case the first choice doesn't work out.

Ask your neighbors who their builder was and find out the pros and cons of their experience. Nothing beats learning first hand about their experience and getting a personal recommendation.

Coffey Strong conducted a Builder Survey in September 2019. If you're having difficulty choosing a builder, please reach out and we can help point you in the right direction.

Is your contractor reputable?

Look up your builder by name or license number to check

Look up a contractor license or Home Improvement Salesperson (HIS) registration to verify information, including complaint disclosure. Before hiring a contractor or signing a contract, CSLB recommends you read the Hiring a Contractor page.

Use this tool from the CA Department of Consumer Affairs to check the status of a builder’s license and see any active complaints that might be under investigation. 

North Coast Builders Exchange

North Coast Builder Exchange

The North Coast Builders Exchange (NCBE) is an organization dedicated to serving the construction industry in our area. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, it is a membership organization committed to helping connect valuable resources to victims of the fires. Their website has a directory, and helpful links to relevant information regarding rebuilding.

NCBE members include licensed contractors and other firms – such as architects, engineers, and building suppliers – who are affiliated with the construction industry. NCBE members specialize in every aspect of construction: from new residential and commercial construction to remodeling and repairs to existing homes and businesses. You can search their directory online for a full range of design and building needs.