3. Hire the Right Person: While you’re discussing estimates this is a great time to interview different contractors to see who fits with you and your needs the best. You shouldn’t hire the first contractor you talk with, even if they might have a good price. You need to shop around a little. Nothing is set in stone until a contract is signed and money is exchanged. Some things to consider when talking with contractors is how many years they’ve been in the business, verifying that they are a licensed contractor and have the proper insurance, their payment schedule, and what others may have experienced with them.