Hiring a contractor can be an overwhelming process. You are looking for someone who is skilled and knowledgeable, articulate (he or she can communicate clearly with you), and trustworthy. You are trusting this person with one of your largest assets, your home. Also this person will become a regular part of your life during the construction process. We have compiled a brief list of "tips" to think about when hiring a contractor to build or remodel your home. Some are obvious, some are not.