You are thinking of hiring a commercial contractor. This decision is an important one and can determine the future and growth of your company. But maybe you are unsure of where to start or what questions to ask. Although there are many considerations that can go in to making this big decision, here are 3 of the most important things you should be considering before hiring a commercial contractor.
The first thing to be considered is how much experience the commercial contractor has. The type of work that they have done in the past can help you to determine if they will be the right fit for your project. Looking at the contractor’s reviews or testimonials can allow you to get a sense of the contractor’s client base as well as see if those clients have been satisfied with the work that the contractor provided. Getting a better sense of the contractor’s past experience can help you to get a feel for if they are right for you.
Open communication is crucial to getting a project done efficiently and effectively. It will be a key factor in making sure that your project gets done on time and on budget. When you are contacting the commercial contractor expressing interest in a new project with them, take note of their accessibility and timing in getting back to you. This will most likely give you a good idea of how accessible and timely they will be if you decide to work with them.
The third and last factor to think about when deciding on a commercial contractor that some may not think about is safety and insurance coverage. Make sure to inquire with anyone that you are considering about work practices, and specific things they do to ensure their employees as well as your employees’ safety. Any commercial contractor should have general liability and workers’ compensation coverage. You must ask about these things before signing on with a contractor to ensure that you will not be liable for any injury or damage that may occur during the project.
If the contractor you are considering checks all these 3 boxes, you can be sure they have a good foundation and you can begin looking into more specifics with the company such as a quote for your project. No matter what, make sure you take your time in picking a commercial contractor that is right for you and your business.