Unfortunately today there are so many scams and gimmicks that you are never 100% confident that you are choosing the right company for your needs.
In some cases you trust your gut, but what if you were wrong? The best case scenario is when you are referred by someone you trust that has used the company, but what if you don't have that option ?
When it comes to a countertop fabricator, you never know what you are going to get. I have been fabricating for over 25 years now and it still boggles my mind when I see some of the work that companies are putting out there.
At the end of the day, if you don't have a referral from a trusted friend then the next best thing is seeing their actual work. If you are in the market for new countertops and are struggling with making a decision on who to use, ask to see their work.
There is nothing strange about this in my opinion. First of all, if you ask and they are reluctant to oblige, then they are probably covering something up and can eliminate them immediately from your list. The good news is that if you request to see some of their work and they agree, they are probably going to send you to someone's house who they worked for recently. Not only is this a great chance to see the quality of the workmanship, but it also gives you an opportunity to speak to the owner of the home and get some very valuable information on their service and whether they recommend them or not.
If you went to the grocery store to shop for fresh produce, would you buy it sight unseen ? Of course not ! So why should it be a problem seeing a potential fabricator's work prior to making a decision on that company working for you. After all, your countertops cost significantly more than a cantaloupe.