Questions To Ask Commercial Construction Companies Before Hiring
Working with a quality builder makes the difference between project success and project failure. Taking the time to do your due diligence up front will save you a major headache down the road – not to mention time and money. We’ve compiled a list of some of the top questions to ask commercial construction companies before you hire. This should help you narrow down your choices to experienced, qualified professionals.
#1 How Long Have You Been In The Business?
It’s good to know the history of any potential contractor, including how long they have been in business and the number of years they have been operating in the appropriate sector. Some contractors have long residential history but only a few years of commercial work, or vice versa.
#2 Can I See Your Portfolio?
You want to know if the commercial contracting company has done any similar work to the project you’re undertaking. Even if the contractor in question has a long history of commercial work, make sure to see specific examples of projects that are in the same category as yours (i.e. office space, commercial renovation, warehouse, etc).
#3 Are You Licensed, Bonded, And Insured?
Beware of any GC that doesn’t have the appropriate licenses or insurance. You could end up with subpar work – or worse. If your construction fails to meet code and pass inspection, you’ll lose valuable time and money. Even if you’re hiring for a small project, check these qualifications.
#4 What Is Your Team Look Like?
Give a potential contractor the opportunity to tell you about their team. You want to understand their project management style and the network of subcontractors that will be on the job. How qualified are the subs and what is their track record?
#5 How Long Will It Take?
Timeline is important, but no one wants a rushed job. Make sure you ask several contractors to give you an estimate, so you can determine an average that sounds appropriate. Overpromising a quick turnaround can be a red flag.
Dunlap is one of the top commercial contractors in WNC for good reason. We are happy to answer all of these questions for you – and more. Our clients know that a project done with Dunlap is a project done right. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is unmatched. Give us a call, or contact us through our website, to schedule a time to sit down and discuss your project. We look forward to serving you.
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