Eek! Three Scary Contractor Statistics to Avoid

Oct 30, 2023

Don't Fall Victim to a Remodeling Nightmare

When you put your home and hard-earned money into the hands of a contractor, you want to be confident that you’ve chosen someone trustworthy. But how can you tell who to trust?

The home improvement industry is full of nerve-wracking scary contract statistics could leave you spooked. At ImproveIt, we know the fears you’re facing. In fact, we’ve outlined a few of them below. For more than 34 years in business and 62,000 completed project, we’re committed to serving as a trusted advisor for you and your family so you can improve your home with confidence – and avoid a remodeling nightmare.

Scary contractor statistics to avoid a remodeling nightmare

A Bad contractor won't stay in business long

Here’s a scary thought: You invest in a kitchen remodel, a bathroom update, new windows, or another big home improvement and before you know it your contractor is out of business.

  • What happens to the warranty they were supposed to honor?
  • What if there was work left to do?
  • How do you find someone you can trust to finish the work?

If you start with a contractor that will be around for the long haul, you won’t have to answer those questions. Knowing that half of construction companies close within 5 years1, look for a business like Improveit that has a long-standing, established reputation in your area. To this day, we service lifetime warranties from our earliest customers, and we’ll be here to do the same for you.

More Scary Contractor Statistics: Remodeling Cost Increases

Remodeling cost price increases are scary contractor statistics to avoid

If making a big investment in your home is scaring you, consider the cost of waiting. Every year, remodeling costs increase about 6%2 – and during the pandemic those numbers skyrocketed.
Use resources like the annual Cost vs. Value report to gauge what to expect for your project, and be wary of scary contractors that come in considerably under budget. (After all, you get what you pay for.)

At Improveit, our team will help you compare the cost options for your project, offer financing, and will lock in your quoted price for a full year so you can make a decision on your time. Use the buttons below to start your research.

Keep an Eye on Scary Contractor Complaints

Besides their questionable pricing strategies, a scary contractor is easy to identify through contractor complaints.3 While every company will have occasional issues on their project (remodelers are only human, after all), a contractor’s response to complaints is a telltale sign of how they do business – and how they treat their customers.

At Improveit, we have a commitment to deliver a 5-star experience, even if it means returning to a project, at no cost to the customer, until everything is up to our standards and yours. Our high star ratings on Google, Angi, and HomeAdvisor, numerous regional and national awards, and an A+ rating with the BBB back up our promise of worry-free remodeling with lasting improvements.

Avoid scary contractoR statistics, and Spare Yourself a Remodeling NightmarE

The Improveit team works hard every day to overcome the remodeling industry’s scary contractor reputation by building a positive one of our own. We can’t wait for you to meet one of our trusted advisors to discuss all the options for your next home improvement project. Whether you end up choosing Improveit or another company, you can rest assured our design consultants and staff have your best interests in mind. Reach out today to learn more!

1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

2. Remodeling Cost vs. Value aggregate statistics for Improveit region

3. Consumer Federation of America

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Double-Hung Window Replacement
Lillian & Jeff Shelton
Wilmington, OH
Whole-House Window Replacement
Kim & Dwight Woodrum
Pickerington, OH
Bathroom Remodeling
Angie & Mark Brickley
Troy, OH
Double-Hung Window Replacement
Carole VanOsdol
Pataskala, OH
Kitchen Refacing & Countertop Replacement
Sue & Terry Ogle
Lancaster, OH
Outdated Bathroom Update
Susan & Don Amrine
Columbus, OH
Walk-In Tub Installation
Loretta Seipel
Cincinnati, OH
Tub-Shower Combo
Dylan Luman
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Steve Hildenbrandt
Columbus, OH
Tub-Shower Replacement
Brittany & Randy Van Sickle
Hanover, OH
Window Replacement
Teddy & Maxine Jump
Frankfort, KY
Window Replacement
Sarah Puttoff
Springfield, OH
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Joyce Stewart
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John Newman
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Kay Marquis
Mt. Washington, KY
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Tom & Georgia Breeding
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Window Replacement
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Tub to Shower Conversion
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Ted & Wanda Davis
Hamilton, OH
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Tub to Shower Conversion
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Tub to Shower Conversion
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Window Replacement
Sarah Whittle
Tipp City, OH
Window Replacement
Tabitha Bundenthal
Cincinnati, OH
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Cheryl Raine
Hebron, KY
Window Replacement
Karolyn & Richard Malsi
Cincinnati, OH
Window Replacement
Deedra Rainey
Etna, OH
Bathroom Remodel
Gary & Melody McCardle
Etna, OH
Window Replacement
Gary & Melody McCardle
Marion, OH
Bathroom Remodel
Josephine & Charles Wiseman
Pickerington, OH
Window Replacement
Alan Lancaster
Pickerington, OH
Bathroom Remodel
Alan Lancaster
Upper Arlington, OH
Shower Remodel
Laura & Blake Williams
Marysville, OH
Bathroom Remodel
Amy & Alan Henderson
Columbus, OH
Window Replacement
Bonnie Morgan
Louisville, KY
Window Replacement
Sharon McDermott
Galloway, OH
Window Replacement
Paul Gray
Marysville, OH
Window Replacement
Linda Fyffe
Reynoldsburg, OH
Window Replacement
Keith & Carol Crabtree
Delaware, OH
Bathroom Remodel
Robert & Eileen Richardson
Columbus, OH
Bathroom Replacement
Joanne & Charles Duncan
Whitehall, OH
Bathroom Replacement
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