General Contractor Vs. Restoration Contractor


A General Contractor deals with new construction and the remodeling of a home, both interior and exterior, usually, for cosmetic purposes. Most General Contractors don’t have the experience or knowledge needed to deal with insurance companies. If you are looking to have your kitchen remodeled or your basement finished, a General Contractor is the best fit for you. General Contractors are licensed through the state of Michigan. When Choosing A General Contractor you should look up their license on the State of Michigan Website. VERIFY A LICENSE

Michigan Restoration Contractors deal with the insurance companies on a daily basis and pretty much anything that has been damaged due to fire, wind, water, hail, etc. Restoration Contractors also hold a General Contractor license though the state of Michigan, they just specialize in dealing with the insurance companies and working with damaged material instead of new. A lot of what Restoration Contractors do is Damage assessment, this is probably the biggest one, they know what to look for when a disaster strikes and they find hidden damage and make sure the insurance company sees and pays for the damage. The second and most important differance between a Genaral and Restoration Contractor is, insurance claim negotiations, they will make sure you get a fair price for your claim in order for the property to be restored topre=loss condition or better.

These are just some of the differences you need to look for when figuring out how you want to go about getting your house restored after a disaster or your looking to make some improvements . If your property has been damaged call a Restoration Contractor and if your looking make make improvements call a General Contractor.


How To Choose The Best Michigan Restoration Contractor

Experiencing a property damage loss here in Michigan due to a fire, flood or natural disaster can be a very stressful and confusing event for any homeowner. For that reason alone, it is very important that you do your homework when choosing a property damage restoration contractor who can answer any questions you have about the entire restoration process, and help alleviate all your concerns. The restoration contractor should listen closely to you, educate you and offer an open line of communication to guide you through the entire restoration process, without making you feel rushed or uncomfortable. This will ensure the project runs smoothly and gets completed on time and within the budget.

Michigan Restoration contractors are required to meet a strict set of standards, dictated by insurance companies and industry organizations like the IICRC to restore property to its pre-loss condition or better. If a restoration project is done improperly, it can result in all kind of setbacks, not to mention time and money.


The Select Way: We Hold Your Hand Through the Whole Restoration Process

First And Foremost We Understand What You Are Going Through, We Feel Your Pain.

“Select Restoration believes in communicating with our customers. We will listen closely to you, educate you and offer an open line of communication to guide you through the entire restoration process, without making you feel rushed or uncomfortable through every stage of the property rescue and restoration process. We tell you what to expect, when to expect it, and why it needs to be done. We continually update you on the progress of your job. Here’s a sample of how we work for you.”

Dealing with a disaster in your home or business is overwhelming. When your property is damaged due to water, fire, storm or mold, you may be stuck wondering how you should proceed, with a million questions running through your head, including:

  • Who can help me fix this damage?
  • Should I call my insurance company?
  • Does my insurance cover this disaster?
  • Do I need to document and take pictures?
  • Will my insurance cover the cost to rebuild or repair the damage?

First and foremost, you should know that the restoration process will take some time. It will be our job to not only clean up and repair the damage but also to gather evidence, work with the insurance adjuster and to fight on your behalf to get the insurance claim money needed to rebuild your property back to pre-loss condition or better.

Not only do we offer 24/7 emergency disaster relief services, we are also staffed with residential and commercial building contractors, a certified restoration team, designers and project managers – we even have a remodeling showroom where you can speak to designers and pick out materials like flooring, cabinets and counter tops etc. Select Restoration’s extended services mean that we can continue to work with you throughout the restoration process to help put your home – and life – back together again. 

Many homeowners who experience disasters choose to turn their negative experience into a positive by upgrading their home (not just restoring it). Yes, you can use insurance money (and likely some money from your own pocket) to replace like for like. But this is also the perfect time to pay a little extra and get the upgrades you’ve always been dreaming of. Contact Us Today For a FREE on-site consultation and home inspection.