There are several things consumers can do to protect themselves, including good research and asking the right questions
St. Louis, MO - Even in today's economy, there are still many people investing in home improvement and remodeling projects. Charlie Thiede, President of Rock Tops Granite was interviewed shortly after the grand opening of their store in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Charlie said, "Customers are showing more concern about being ripped off by remodeling companies. They appear to be excited about ordering new kitchen countertops, but closing the deal is another story. More people are taking contracts and seeking advice from attorneys or other advisors before finally signing."
Charlie offered some tips to consumers looking for kitchen remodeling contractors. He recommends that they look at a portfolio of previous jobs and check references. "Most reputable companies are proud to show their work. If possible, go and view an actual job that they did," said Charlie. "It is also a good idea to ask to see the company's license and proof of adequate liability insurance coverage."
Rock Tops Granite has showrooms all over the US where they take consumers on tours and show them the slabs of granite, offer tips on selecting a granite slab for their kitchen countertop and on care and maintenance of a granite countertop. Tour leaders are also able to answer other questions on granite and marble; what makes some products a better choice than others, pros and cons of various products and anything else the consumer may be concerned about.
The interview concluded as Charlie explained about the quality of products used by kitchen remodeling companies. "Be sure you are getting what you are paying for. If you are promised a kitchen countertop from one slab of granite, be sure the company doesn't show up with several remnants; the may look very much alike, but when installed, you will notice variations."
Rock Tops Granite specializes in fabricating and installing granite and marble countertops. They have installed over 10,000 countertops in 2008 alone, and are expanding their business and plan to open several new locations in the US during the next year. Their use of advanced technology is what sets them apart from other granite and marble fabricating companies. Rock Tops of St. Louis services Chesterfield, Florissant, St. Ann, Maryland Heights and neighboring cities and communities. Visit a Rock Tops Granite showroom to learn more.
Jack Feasel, Field Measurer
11550 Page Service Dr; Ste 300
Maryland Heights, MO 63146