When choosing a stucco contractor, find several contractors to choose from in local newspapers, on the Internet or by asking your friends and family if they know anyone. After that, call several contractors to inquire about their services. A good contractor should be polite, professional, and easy to contact.
It is a good sign if a contractor has a professional website for his services, as this shows that he takes his job seriously. However, good contractors with small practices may not have websites.
Make sure that the contractor you choose for the job has an actual physical address, not just a P.O. box, and that customers have free access to that address, for example, if it is listed on the contractor's website. Ask the contractor for a list of references. The longer that list is, the better. Always call some of the references, and inquire about their experience with the contractor. Make sure to call people from different sections of the list.
Look up customer reviews about the contractor online. When interviewing the contractor, ask about his license and insurance. Make sure that all of the contractor's documents are valid and that the contractor is insured for at least $1,000,000. Always choose contractors who have many years of experience working in your area. Also, find out if a contractor is a member of recognized professional trade organizations.