Hiring a commercial contractor is similar to hiring an employee.
You are paying them to get a job done so you have every right to be picky and choosy in order to make sure the job gets done right, on time and on budget.
You wouldn’t hire an employee without interviewing them and asking questions first would you? You would probably even call a few of their references to make sure they are liked and admired by others.
Well, this is what you should do while shopping for a commercial contractor.
So here are some questions to ask your potential hires to make sure they are exactly what you need for your building project.
- What is your work history? Just like you expect an employee to have some kind of experience that will help them do their job in the office you want to make sure the contractor has done similar projects and has relevant experience.
- Can I talk to a few former clients? This is like references on a job application, don’t be ashamed to ask. Talk with their previous or current clients to see if they like the work being done and if they would recommend this contractor.
- Who will be on the work site? Contractors normally use subcontractors, so find out exactly who will be working at the site and how they’ll be supervised. You need to trust everyone that will be on your job site.
- How much will this cost? Just like you ask a job applicant what their expected salary is you need to know exactly what this contractor charges and make sure there are no hidden fees.
- How long will this take? Similar to asking a potential employee what their availability is the same goes for a contractor. Ask them how often they can work on your project and when they expect it will be completed.
Come up with any other questions that are relevant to your project and make sure to ask the questions and get all of the information you can get.
This is your time, money and project on the line. Be picky!
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