Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great General Installation Service

March 2015

When hiring and working with an Installer, every homeowner needs to know: What services does an Installer commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Installer? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the General Installation Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Installer - FAQ

Q How do I get good General Installation Service work at a fair price?

A First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements. Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifiable results.

Q What should I expect to pay for General Installation Service?

A Most General Installation Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for an Installer ranges from $32 to $48 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Installer.

Q Do I need to use a licensed Installer for my job?

A General Installation Service is commonly performed without a professional license.

Q Should I use an insured Installer for my project?

A Your Installer should carry appropriate insurance for job related injury or health risks.

Q Does my Installer need to be bonded?

A A bond is generally not required for General Installation Service.

Installer - Common Projects

An Installer can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common General Installation Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:


Installer - Finding and Hiring

Hire a trustworthy Installer

Are you considering spending more than $250 with an Installer? If so, it is important to find an Installer matched to your quality and value expectations - and not simply hire someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence.

The FREE homewyse hiring guide helps you find and hire great help, get quality craftsmanship and create a fair agreement.

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