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Expert Tips from Remodeler Jimmy McKinney of J&R Construction

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Expert Tips from Remodeler Jimmy McKinney


Photo by Mark Mahan

J & R owner Jimmy McKinney has overseen a “small and family oriented” team serving central Kentucky for over 17 years (with additional offices in Owensboro). The company specializes in a variety of remodeling ventures including kitchens, bathrooms, additions, decks, and basement finishing.

McKinney has great advice for homeowners considering a remodel, and recommends asking a lot of questions to find the right fit.

Ask your potential remodeler if they guarantee their work. McKinney recommends that “The contractor should guarantee his work for at least one year from date of completion. They should also include any warranties from the material used if applicable.”

Photo by Mark Mahan

Homeowners should always find out very early in the process who will be in charge of your job. McKinney advises that homeowners “make sure the contractor or his crew is on the job whenever work is being performed—especially if sub-contractors will be used, unless it has been communicated that the sub-contractors do not need to be supervised. (In some cases, sub-contractors come to do work without a company representative present.) If you want the contractor or one of the crew there at all times, expect to pay for this service. The responsible party must be familiar with every aspect of your project. You cannot be worried about what is going on when you are not there.”

He also recommends asking for written references, and says “home remodeling and building is a very personal process. The contractor you hire will be part of your home life for several weeks or months, so it’s important to make sure that your personalities work well together.




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