There’s no shortage of complaints about bad contractors. But know this: Even the good ones are frustrated by clients sometimes too.
“Whether you like it or not, I’m part of your family, and it’s going to be a love-hate relationship,” Caruk says.
What do clients do that drive contractors crazy?
“The biggest thing is getting the client to make decisions,” Ritchie says. Micromanagement is also a big one, Baeumler says. Both of which can be avoided by “making up your mind, having a plan and sticking to it,” he says.
And remember, you’ve hired a contractor, not a maid service, so don’t be too finicky about the cleanliness of the job site. “The homeowner should expect the contractors to be neat and tidy, but not to dust the trim every day at the end of the day,” Baeumler says.