Ask About Scheduling Restraints
Although it is rare for remodeling contractors to have a "slow season," there certainly are times of the year when you can expect the most delays. The busiest times for remodeling professionals are typically in the summer and the few months before the holidays. As a result, it may take longer if you're trying to remodel your kitchen during this time. This is because it's harder to get subcontractors on the schedule, and shipping materials may also take more time due to demand.
This is why you're usually better off planning a kitchen remodel about a year in advance with a kitchen designer/remodeling contractor. When you approach your project in this fashion, you can choose a time that works best for you, and you benefit from being one of the first people on the schedule.