As HOA Board Members, it is crucial to ensure contractors are selected and appropriately managed to protect the association’s investments while achieving desired results.

Having a reliable contractor at your disposal – from selecting appropriately licensed professionals to agreeing on the job scope and managing their progress through completion – can make all the difference for projects, large or small.

It might seem impossible, but the truth is, it doesn’t have to be that difficult.

This blog post will explore how HOA board members can best navigate the contractor process to get optimal outcomes out of each project.

So, let’s review what you need to know about dealing with contractors as an HOA board member.

Finding Reliable Contractors

The first step in managing contractors is finding the right people for the job.

The best way to do this is by asking around. Reach out to other HOAs in your area and see who they have used for various projects. If someone has consistently provided exemplary service and quality work at a reasonable price, that’s your best bet for finding a contractor.

You should also check online reviews, BBB ratings, and other resources to help you find reliable contractors.

Getting Quotes from Contractors

Once you’ve found some potential contractors, it’s time to get quotes from them so you can compare prices and services. Ask each contractor for a written bid outlining all costs involved in the project, including labor, materials, permits, etc., so that you can ensure all costs are accounted for before making your decision.

It’s also essential to ensure the contractor agrees to any specific items on the quote before signing off on it or beginning any work.

Overseeing Contractor Work

Once a contractor has been hired and begun working on a project, HOA board members need to monitor progress and ensure everything is going according to plan. This means regularly checking in with the contractor and having them provide updates on any changes or delays that may arise during the project so that issues can be addressed quickly and efficiently. It also means verifying all invoices from subcontractors or suppliers are accurate before paying them out of association funds

Dealing with contractors as an HOA board member can initially seem overwhelming, but with proper research into reputable companies or individuals, plus regular progress monitoring, you can manage projects effectively while upholding community standards to achieve success!

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