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Johnson County

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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax

Map to our office

K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Johnson County Extension at (913)715-7000. Notify staff of accommodation needs as early as possible.

Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service

K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Considerations for Hiring a Contractor

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A change of seasons often makes us think about beginning improvements and remodeling around the house. Maybe you are considering having some trees trimmed or new landscaping installed. Or hiring a professional to paint, add a deck or even remodel your kitchen.

Planning before the project is the most important part. Careful consideration given when hiring the contractor will pay off.

  • Get recommendations from friends you trust and on-line forums
  • Check the contractor’s reputation with the Better Business Bureau
  • Discuss your written plan for the work, and how changes will be handled
  • Never pay in full at the beginning of the job

There are many resources on line to provide additional guidance for choosing the best contractor for your project.  Some are listed below.

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Denise Dias
Family and Consumer Sciences Agent