Serving Salem and the Willamette Valley Since 1961

How to Find a Remodeler You’ll Love

Jo Koenig

Are you planning to remodel your home? If so, you’re probably wondering how to choose a remodeling contractor. Perhaps you’ve wanted to remodel for a long time but were deterred by the challenge of finding someone you could trust.

After 50 years in remodeling, we’ve learned a lot about how people want to be treated. Based on our experience, there are seven basic things you’ll want to look for when choosing a remodeling contractor:

1) Does the contractor have a multi-step process that includes design, budgeting, pre-construction activities, site protection, construction, and follow-up?

2) Is your budget given careful consideration when designing your space?

3) Does the contractor have an office, studio or showroom where you can see their work and meet a variety of people who work there? Is someone in the office to answer your call during business hours?

4) Does the contractor offer a meaningful warranty on everything they do and on everything their subcontractors do?

5) Do you feel comfortable with the contractor and have a sense that communication is valued?

6) Does the contractor offer you educational opportunities to learn before you buy?

7) What do past clients say about the contractor?

Here at C&R Remodeling, we understand your needs. Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about how to treat people and we work hard every day to give the service we’d like to get. Our best reward comes from people who tell us how happy they are to have worked with us.

The following is a comment from Bill Purnell, whose project we completed last month:

“C&R was very responsive and great to work with in all phases of our remodel project.”

Eric and Sue, another couple whose kitchen was recently completed wrote to say:

“C&R Remodeling helped us envision what our ‘eighties’ kitchen could become and then their outstanding staff made it a reality. We enjoy our beautiful kitchen every day!”

Thank you, Bill, Eric and Sue. It was great working with you, too!

If you are in the process of searching for a great remodeling contractor, we invite you to visit our Remodeling Solutions Studio. You’ll be able to see the kind of work we do and learn just how pleasing remodeling can actually be.


Since 1961, C&R Remodeling has been providing the look and livability homeowners want at a price they can afford. Our specialties include kitchens, bathrooms, additions, decks, patio covers, and whole house makeovers.


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Five Stars
From the initial meeting with Beth to the closeout visit, working with C&R was a pleasure. Beth listened, offered advice, and was willing to work within our budget. Every worker who came to our home was punctual, courteous, and cleaned up each day. We truly could not have asked for a better experience!
Nancy B
Five Stars
Staff were so skilled, knowledgeable, and professional. The design team was so easy to work with and immediately saw our vision. The result is so beautiful! We highly recommend this company, you will never be disappointed.
Dick and Joi Hayden
Five Stars
Excellent service and workmanship. We could not be happier with our kitchen remodel. Beth helped design the perfect kitchen and our Lead Carpenter completed the work in a timely and professional manner. Everyone we came in contact with at C&R was great—we are already working with them on a second project!
Roslyn Owen
Five Stars
C & R did a kitchen remodel for us November-December 2021.  From start to finish, they provided EXCELLENT service.  Beth guided us expertly through making decisions on products and design.  Mark led their team of professionals to expertly …
Christy Austin
Five Stars
We just completed a remodel of a 1980 sunroom to utility room, as well as expanding the downstairs bedroom, bath, half bath and closet and are thrilled with the result. It was a pleasure to work with C & R. We were so impressed with the …
Janet Lorenz
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