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Question: I’ve decided to renovate my current home. Do you have any tips?

Answer: Terry Keenan, president of HP Builders, West Chester (hpbuilders.net) The best way for consumers to handle this is to hire a qualified construction manager or management organization to handle the bidding process. Construction managers can help with large or small projects, putting together every piece of the puzzle.

One of the main benefits of having a construction manager is having a partner throughout the whole project who will analyze the costs, making sure qualified tradesmen are hired and the work is done properly at a fair price.

Many homeowners have horror stories of contracting for a job at a price they believed was solid, only to see changed orders greatly inflate the final cost. A good residential construction manager will help navigate homeowners through these treacherous waters.

Have a question for an expert? E-mail
tbehan@mainlinetoday.com.

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