Contractors Photos – Why Should You Ask For Them?

It’s time.  You finally decided to remodel your bathroom or kitchen.  But where do you go to find a good contractor? Most rely on Google, but any company with a big enough pocketbook can pay for their ads to appear at the top of Google search engines.  So what do you do once you decide to call a remodeling company?  The first thing you should do is look online for contractors’ photos and videos of projects.

You really need to see that they have social proof.  What does social proof mean?  It means that they have a business Facebook page, a video YouTube channel and maybe a Houzz account.  At the very least, a website that has countless photos for you to look through.   Here are some ideas of what to look for:

  • Exterior house staining
  • Interior home painting
  • Bathroom remodeling (before & after)
  • Kitchen remodeling (before & after)
  • Deck staining
  • 55+ Senior Communities Clubhouse painting
  • 55+ Senior Living Centers Clubhouse remodeling

I believe you should NEVER hire a contractor without actually seeing their work.  Photos represent their bread & butter – their craftsmanship.  They should be excited and proud to show off to the public their expertise, specialty, and all the things they can offer to you. I’ve heard some contractors say that they cannot take the time to get pictures to take or don’t have the revenue to do this.  I say that’s a bunch of $#!*.  

Everyone has an iPhone and can take pictures.  Sure, these are not professional photos that can show a better quality picture, but at least it’s a photo.  Also, all smartphones have video capturing too. Brenda and I have countless videos of me actually on the job site, showing off what we are working on, explaining how to replace wood siding, how we stain an exterior home, or how we tore out a full first floor and completely remodeled it from the kitchen and remodeled a bathroom.

Sample of Contractors Videos

Here’s just a sample of one of our videos from a kitchen remodeling project in Naperville, IL:


Lotz of Logic

Brenda and I have over every social media site countless videos, contractors photos, and links everywhere of our work.  We are proud to show off our work to everyone.  Why?  Because we know we do an excellent job and want to show you that you can feel confident when hiring us that we will do the same for your project too. Again, when considering hiring a contractor, and you have to choose between a few companies, make sure you see their work first. 

The lowest price shouldn’t be your primary focus.  I believe it should be the result you want – excellent craftsmanship!  You can only see this by actually viewing their photos & videos they have posted on the internet.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on any of your painting or remodeling projects, give me a call. My team and I have been serving Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Glenview, Northbrook, and all of the Chicago area for 30+ years.