About Jim Hicks Home Improvement
Jim Hicks Home Improvement is a full-service general contractor offering remodeling services to homeowners in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
We have an exterior division that installs roofs, siding, windows and gutters. We have an interior division that remodels kitchens, bathrooms, or room additions. We also do repairs and carpentry.
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We work on all aspects of home improvement:
Kohler, Wellborn Cabinets, Pella Windows & Doors, Simonton Windows, Certainteed Shingles & Siding, Owens Corning Shingles, Norandex Siding, Azec, GAF Shingles, Buckingham Slate, Pro Via doors.
Questions and Answers
What we may not know about you?
Jim was the Host of the Hampton Roads Home Pros radio show on 790 WNIS in Norfolk, VA.Jim is also a Gulf War Veteran.
What questions should a customer ask before hiring you?
- What is the scope of work that you are proposing?
- What are the specifications you are using?
- Which selections are you recommending?
- Have you done this work before?
- May I see a list of references and call them?
- May I see your certificate of insurance?
- May I see our contractor's license?
Is the contractor's proposal clear, specific and understandable?
How many projects do you average in a year?
We average 200 large and small projects each year.
What is important to know about your profession?
A professional contractor should be as well educated about his profession as any white collar professional. If the contractor you're interviewing doesn't impress you as such, the project could reflect his respect for his trade.
What kind of questions do customers ask you?
How much will it cost? How long will it take? When can the work be started?It all depends on the answers to these 3 questions:1. The scope of the work (what are we doing?)
How can we save money hiring you?
Three things drive cost:1. The scope of the work (what are we doing?)Work with your contractor to value engineer your project by adjusting these 3 variables.
What are you most proud of?
We recently restored the roof of a 1905 Victorian that had been hit by a tornado! We installed a new Buckingham Slate roof, inline copper gutters and three copper roofs.
Do you offer any service after finishing the work?
We provide ongoing warranty service for any of our installed work and are happy to provide references for local business services that any homeowner may need. We tend to become the local "Angie's List" to our clients.
What do you recommend to know before hiring you?
History of the home and work done on it over the years is the most important. If exterior additions are desired, the platte for the home is important.
Jim Hicks Home Improvement is the realization of a longtime dream for Jim Hicks, who has been serving the homeowners in Hampton Roads from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg with construction services since 1998. The company finally gives Jim the ability to have control over the quality that he expects from any project that would carry his personal name.
What types of jobs are the most common?
Bathroom remodels, roof replacements, carpentry, kitchen remodels, room additions, siding replacement and window replacement.