A worker installing wood laminate flooring

Selecting Subcontractors for a Home Remodeling Job

On every construction project, you’re going to have a variety of subcontractors – people specialized in various trades.

Nuts-and-bolts tasks

You have mechanical trades, which include licensed professionals:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • HVAC

This type of work is pretty cut-and-dry. There is a little room for creativity, but overall it’s pretty objective work.

They are judged by how clean and efficient they are in their projects and how well they work together. But their work is held to a certain standard.

Craftsmen and artisans

Then you have material installers:

  • Drywallers
  • Flooring installers
  • Tile setters
  • Masons
  • Roofers

There are a lot of these types of subcontractors on a project.

They can come in fast and do their tasks quickly, or they can do it accurately – which doesn’t really take that much longer. It just depends on how well they’re trained in using the materials.

Taking their time doing it right the first time really does pay off.


Keystone Creative’s owner Chad Holgerson spends extra time looking for great carpenters.

“I was a carpenter from the early days,” he explains. “And once you’re a carpenter, it seems like you’re always a carpenter.”

Carpentry requires a lot of critical thought and attention to detail, Holgerson says.

“Finding a craftsman that is really good and versatile is key – a tradesperson who can work with wood and other materials,” he says. “So when I hire subcontractor companies, I make sure that those guys are very talented and their standards are very high. So, at the day, work is done well.”

Keystone Creative is an award-winning residential design firm, specializing in whole-house transformations and new-home designs. The team reimagines kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, and even laundry rooms to fulfill homeowners’ dreams and increase the value of homes. Keystone Creative can handle the entire process, from the initial concept and detailed blueprints, to interior design and material selection, to construction and quality control management.

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