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Whether you’re making home repairs to your existing home or thinking about buying a fixer upper, you’ll likely need to hire a contractor to complete the project. Not sure how to find the right person for the job? Here are five tips to help you make sure repairs are done right:

  1. Start local: Hiring a local contractor may be more convenient for your schedule, especially when you need someone to be responsive. It also may be easier to verify their references or business information.

  2. Ask for references: Ask your contractor for a list of recent references to verify they are competent, capable and professional. Follow up with each reference and note any concerns with performance.

  3. Confirm contractors are licensed, bonded and insured: Contractors and subcontractors are required to have a business license and insurance coverage. Check the list of Indiana licensed contractors, disciplinary boards, the Better Business Bureau and local court records to verify this information.

  4. Check with a licensed home inspector: Licensed home inspectors are always checking for flawed work, and they may be able to recommend a contractor who consistently passes the inspection process.

  5. Get a written quote: Request a written quote for labor and material costs, including a final total. Try to collect at least three bids so you can compare prices.

If you’re looking to purchase a home in need of a little elbow grease, INHP’s Revive Indy loan program offers a fixed-rate mortgage with a 3% down payment and no mortgage insurance. Learn more about the program here. Or, if you’re ready to rehab a home, get started today.

INHP office holiday hours

Starting Dec. 25, 2019, through Jan. 1, 2020, all INHP office locations will be closed for the holidays. We will resume normal hours of operation at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 2, 2020.


INHP will respond to any inquiries or form submissions made via our website or email system in the order they were received after we reopen. If you do not hear from an INHP representative by Jan. 9, 2020, please call 317-610-4663.


We wish you a warm and happy holiday season!

INHP offices are closed

Due to inclement weather, all INHP office locations are closed until 10 a.m., Dec. 17. At this time, staff are not able to answer phone calls; however, you may still use our online services, including:

  • Completing an online form for our home purchase or home repair programs
  • Registering for an INHP education course
  • Taking an online education course

We look forward to continuing operations and serving you once weather permits. If your request is urgent, please leave a voicemail at 317-610-4663. We will return your call in the order it was received as soon as we return to normal business hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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