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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is Skydell Contracting Inc. licensed and insured?


A: Yes, we are registered with the state of New Jersey and fully insured, and can provide all documentation upon request.




Do you have an office or do you work out of your home?


We believe having an office and public work space is more professional and beneficial for our customers. Our office even includes a design center where you can come review 3D computer renderings, validate project design drawings, and select materials like flooring, cabinets and countertops.




Do you have references available?


Yes, we’ll be happy to provide you with references upon request. We also invite you to read our testimonials.




Can I go over the contract with you? I’ve got questions...


Yes, we prefer to meet in person and read through the contract with you, so that if you have any questions you can ask them right on the spot.




Do we need to hire an architect or designer before we get started with Skydell?


As a full service general contractor, we are typically able to provide adequate design skills to help you explore, envision, and develop your home remodeling plans. For larger, more detailed projects, we can refer you to a list of qualified architects and engineers.




Do I need to get a permit for my remodeling work?


For most jobs, absolutely. It’s the law and it’s an important safeguard for your investment... you should be leery of any contractor who says otherwise. Some smaller jobs, such as tiling a floor or installing trim, do not require a permit. We will help determine if a permit is needed and if so, we’ll complete the application and submit it for you.




Can you assist me in selecting materials for my remodel?


Yes, in fact we love going shopping with you, or bringing you into our design studio to select materials, or both. We can even help you choose new furnishings, rugs, artwork and accessories once your project is complete!




I would like to supply the materials for my remodel, is that okay?


Yes and no. While we won’t turn a job down because a customer wishes to provide their own materials, we strongly advise against it. Here's why: if you are providing the material and an item comes in wrong, damaged, or non-functioning, project progress goes on hold while you find the time to return or exchange the material. This can be especially difficult for materials purchased online, or sold by suppliers that are not open on weekends. In our experience, customer-provided materials have resulted in more risk, more frustration, and more project delays. It can also end up costing you more if you aren't able to take time off from work to replace the item, and need us to rectify the problem or source a new material for you. By contrast, if Skydell Contracting Inc. supplies the materials, it is our responsibility to make sure everything arrived correctly and in good condition... or to correct the problem if it did not. Because our materials are typically sourced from companies that have worked closely with us for many years, we feel more confident in their ability to resolve the problem—correctly and quickly.




What about lead and asbestos?


Skydell Contracting is trained to handle lead and asbestos and we employ demolition crews who are professionally licensed to remove lead from homes and buildings older than 1978.




Once my job begins, can we keep in touch via email?


Absolutely! We are available by phone, email, text message and postal mail.




Will you or a Skydell representative be on site during the work?


Yes, you will be assigned a Project Manager who will be your daily contact for any job related questions. He is responsible for managing all the subcontractors (Electrician, Plumber, Tile Installer, etc.) and will check on your job in person every day to make sure the work is being done properly and according to schedule.




How much of a mess can I expect while remodel work is being done?


We pride ourselves on keeping your home as clean as possible. Obviously, some jobs are messier than others, but we always take precautions to project your home, including using floor protection, plastic zip walls to keep dust down, and other approaches.




What types of payment do you accept?


We accept personal and business checks or cash. We do not accept credit cards, because we prefer to avoid high bank credit card fees, which in turn allows us to provide you with a more competitive cost estimate.




Does Skydell Contracting Inc. warranty their work?


We have a one year workmanship warranty on all the work we perform.





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64 North Weiss Street in Manville, NJ 08835

NJ Home Improvement Lic. 13VH00099100

(908) 704-2100