Stair builders usually have web sites that inform the consumers of all their basic services. These services can range from free estimates and consultations, to repair and installation. Hours, directions, certifications and photos of previous projects may also be available.
Stair builders may have backgrounds in construction, design, engineering, architecture, or a mix of all of these. They must be licensed and insured, with plenty of experience to back up their certification. Good skills to have in this business include solid communication and time management skills, business savvy, and technical proficiency in building stairs of all kinds.
While some may specialize in either commercial or residential staircases, most offer services for both. Stair builders often visit the site first to get ideas, and go over the cost and duration of the project with the client. Whether the client wants custom indoor spiral staircases or standard wooden home stairs with landings and basic railings, the stair builder should be able to advise on a time-line for completion.
Services typically offered by stair builders include remodels, home improvements, renovations, design, and carpet installation. Some offer specialty services like ornamental wrought iron work, custom spiral steps, or concrete outdoor steps. All should offer the basics, such as spindles, landings, banisters, and railings. Replacement, remodels, and new construction are all basic offerings of stair builders. Online-based companies may offer photo galleries, testimonials, FAQs, free estimates, and products for sale.
Related professionals include masons, contractors, construction workers, and ironworkers.
Clients can choose from wood, metal, or carpeted stairs, with treads or without. Whichever design they go with, stair builders should be able to deliver.