Hiring a construction company for your commercial needs can seem like a difficult task. There is typically a plethora of companies at your disposal, it can be hard to figure out which one is the right hire for your job. We are going to help you out by sharing with you the top questions you should be asking any potential hire to ensure they match your needs.
The first and most important question you should be asking any potential hire is what they specialize in. You want to understand what past projects they’ve completed so that you can understand if they truly have experience in doing the type of job that you require. For example, if you need sound barrier solutions, you want a company that specifically does that on a daily basis. You don’t want to hire a firm that specializes in something other than the project you need to be done. Rather, you want a firm that does similar projects on a usual basis. This will ensure they have a hassle-free process that will get the job done quickly and effectively.
The next question you should be asking firms who specialize in the area you desire is if they hire subcontractors. It’s vital to know who will be doing the actual job. Some companies will set up all the work and payment with you, however, you will come to find out later that they hire another company to actually do the work. If a subcontractor is going to be hired, you want to know if they have insurance and you should opt for meeting with them before the job starts.
When you are talking with a potential hire, you need to understand if they have insurance or not. The provider you hire should have both liability insurance and workers compensation. Liability insurance will ensure that you can get monetary compensation for any damages that the construction company causes to your property. Workers compensation will ensure that any workers who are injured while working at your property are taken care of by the employer’s insurance. Lack of either type of insurance can mean big problems for you. If they don’t have liability insurance, you could find yourself in court trying to collect damages. If they don’t have workers compensation, you can find yourself getting sued by the injured employee.
The next series of questions you should be asking are about their guarantees, deadlines, and costs. This is when you need to sit down and hash out the specific details. Don’t leave any stone unturned as you don’t want to be dealing with a nasty problem later due to your lack of planning today. Any commercial construction company should be offering you a guarantee and it should be clearly written in the contract. They should be able to give you project deadlines and explain their past records with other projects as far as meeting those deadlines. Breaking down the specific costs is a must so you understand what services you will be paying for and any situations in which a price may fluctuate.
When hiring a commercial construction company, there are many things you want to consider. It pays to take the time to ask specific questions about each business so that you are not dealing with an unexpected shock later. We urge you to read over the list above multiple times and ask any potential firms these questions before hiring them to ensure they will get the job done correctly.