Choosing the right contractor for your project is an important first step. Think about what kind of contractor you want to work with and find a qualified contractor that wants to work with you. Criteria you may find important: professional manner, listens and communicates well with you, understands what you want, has a plan to build your project, easy to get along with, these are some things that will help you have a good home improvement experience.
Choose a contractor that is State Licensed and Insured with the experience and resources to build the project you want at a fair price.
On a personal note; for 30 years I have enjoyed working with homeowners whom I like and trust on projects that were fun and interesting. So many folks have invited me into their homes and put their trust and confidence in me to build their projects, thank you all.
I appreciate your trust, confidence and kindness.