Hiring a Contractor

Does RBQ Verification Guarantee Quality and Trust?

The Régie du bâtiment du Québec’s (RBQ’s) mission is to protect consumers in the construction industry in Quebec. It ensures that the contractors it licenses have the right qualifications to practice ...

Published on:
July 7, 2021
5 min read
Caroline Brault
Assistant Director – 360° Verification | RenoAssistance
Does RBQ Verification Guarantee Quality and Trust?
Who to Hire: A General or Specialized Contractor?
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June 29, 2020
3 min read
Who to Hire: A General or Specialized Contractor?

Have a bathroom to remodel? Or are planning on extending your home with a garage addition? Who should you hire? Will a general contractor be best suited or a specialized contractor? ...

Paul Begin
VP | RenoAssistance
Choosing a Contractor: 16 Questions to Ask Before Settling on the “One”
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May 17, 2020
10 min read
Choosing a Contractor: 16 Questions to Ask Before Settling on the “One”

Are you planning a full kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation, a basement remodel, or even an entire home addition? Choosing the right contractor for your home renovation project isn’t something you ...

Eric Perigny
Chief Operating Officer | Founder
Save Money on Your Home Renovation by Hiring a Contractor Off-Season
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April 10, 2019
4 min read
Save Money on Your Home Renovation by Hiring a Contractor Off-Season

It's wintertime, and most contractors are still in hibernation mode. But if you’re the type to take advantage of end-of-season sales, then it’s the perfect time for you to start ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
Renovation Quotes: 5 Essential Things To Look For
Published on:
March 18, 2019
2 min read
Renovation Quotes: 5 Essential Things To Look For

How do you find the perfect contractor for your renovation? A good place to start is with the quote. A common misconception is that the quote is just the price of ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
12 Questions to Ask Your Contractor
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November 6, 2018
5 min read
12 Questions to Ask Your Contractor

One of the main advantages of working with RenoAssistance is that we connect you with our 53-point Verified Contractors. Their licences are up to date, they have valid insurance, and ...

Charles Gosselin
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Renovation Infographic: Canadian IPSOS Survey Uncovers Toronto’s Woes
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June 26, 2018
5 min read
Renovation Infographic: Canadian IPSOS Survey Uncovers Toronto’s Woes

A national study conducted by Ipsos, in collaboration with RenoAssistance, reveals the top Canadian cities and regions in which working with contractors for renovations is nightmarish. Toronto holds first place when ...

Paul Begin
VP | RenoAssistance
6 Things You Need to Know Before Checking a Contractor’s RBQ Licence
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August 31, 2017
3 min read
6 Things You Need to Know Before Checking a Contractor’s RBQ Licence

Checking a construction or renovation contractor's RBQ licence may be in vain if you do not do it at the right time or based on an informed assessment. Informed consumer alert: ...

Manuel Lochard
Team Leader – Customer Experience | RenoAssistance
Best Kitchen Renovators in Toronto & Montreal
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August 24, 2017
4 min read
Best Kitchen Renovators in Toronto & Montreal

As previously discussed in our article about the advantages of working with a kitchen design expert, in this article we look at the benefits of hiring a specialized kitchen renovator to ...

Caroline Brault
Assistant Director – 360° Verification | RenoAssistance
How to Choose a Contractor for Your Renovation Project
Published on:
February 8, 2017
6 min read
How to Choose a Contractor for Your Renovation Project

Home renovation projects can be very stressful. Your home is a mess, you might have to move out, and you’re constantly paying bills for labour and materials. The best way to ...

Manuel Lochard
Team Leader – Customer Experience | RenoAssistance
Infographic: Confidence in Renovation Contractors
Published on:
June 17, 2016
3 min read
Infographic: Confidence in Renovation Contractors

June 16, 2016  - As the renovation season hits its stride, a new survey shows that more than half of Quebecers polled don't trust renovation contractors. According to this RenoAssistance survey ...

Suzanne Surette
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Yes, You Should Pay a Fair Price for Your Renovations!
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December 11, 2015
2 min read
Yes, You Should Pay a Fair Price for Your Renovations!

Whenever I did renovations in the past, my goal was to get the best possible price. I would get estimates from two or three contractors and then simply choose the cheapest ...

Eric Perigny
Chief Operating Officer | Founder