About ten years ago, I decided to renovate my home. After looking around for a home contractor, I hired one of my neighbors. Unfortunately, the agreement ended terribly. In addition to taking forever, we discovered that he also ignored building code. When it was all over, we were left with a home that was in disrepair and an empty checking account. Fortunately, I was able to find a great contractor to fix the work. I want to spread the word about how to find the right contractor, so that you don't end up dealing with the same problems I did.