Choosing a commercial contractor can be a challenging, overwhelming, and time-consuming task, especially when you don’t know what to look for. However, asking key questions when choosing a commercial contractor for your construction needs can help narrow down potential candidates making the task easier and ensuring that you choose the right contractor for your commercial construction project. Continue reading to identify five key questions you should ask when choosing a commercial contractor.
What Other Projects Have You Done?
Asking your contractor about previous projects provides insight into how they operate, the kind of work they specialize in, and the quality of work they produce. This question can also help you determine if that contractor is fit for the wants and needs of your commercial construction project.
Do You Have References?
References are key in understanding how a contractor operates. By referring to a contractor’s previous client, you can gain insight into their previous projects, work ethic, work efficiency, customer service, prices, licenses, consistency, and much more. In a sense, references serve as reviews allowing you to access a contractor or construction company before working with them.
How Long Have You Been in Service?
It’s important to know how long a contractor has been in business. Often when a contractor has been servicing clients for years, they’re more established with knowledge, experience, references, clients, and the resources to accommodate the wants and needs of your project, amongst other factors.
Can You Provide a Project Timeline?
Commercial construction projects typically have a deadline, so it’s important to choose a contractor that can provide a project timeline. A project timeline sets expectations, illustrating your project’s start and end date within an estimated time frame that factors unexpected delays to ensure your project is efficiently constructed and completed before the set deadline.
Is Your Bid an Estimated or Fixed Price?
Asking this question helps you establish project costs in the beginning. It also helps you determine if project costs are within your projected budget or if you need to look elsewhere for a better bid. It’s important to get a fixed price before starting a project, so you don’t exceed your budget or pay more for a job that requires less.
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Lanham Construction is an award-winning and dependable construction company dedicated to serving your home or business with whichever construction project you have in mind. Our professional team is eager to serve customers all throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. When you pick Lanham, you won’t ever have to worry about the process. We’re here to help with every step of the way.