My first resource was my realtor. That didn't work too well. Next I asked the guy who did the house inspection. He had a lot of great resources and it looks like his referrals are turning out to be the best. I also tried friends and "friends of friends" who had any ties to the Ventura area. That is working very well.
You might be wondering why all of my posts are about stuff I am buying and not the remodel itself. That is because we haven't officially closed on the house yet. We close escrow next week and we are at the point that there isn't anything that can stand in our way to getting the house. Whew. I can finally sleep again.
I put together what I am calling a "Scope of Work". It's a 10 page document that lists everything I would like to have done at the house and it has pictures (from Houzz and Pinterest) of what I would like the end result to look like. It includes things like mouldings, doors, windows, hardwood floors, tile, tongue and groove ceiling, etc. I have given the document to everyone I have interviewed so far. Let's hope it will help clarify my vision for the house. The two photos above are an example of my "scope of work document".