Finding and Hiring a Good Contractor: A Step-by-Step Guide
This is the very first thing you should do. Make contact with family and friends, then go to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for further information. NARI will give you with a list of all members who are currently practising in your area. Remember to consult a building inspector. This is because he is more than likely to know the correct contractors who have complied with all applicable codes.Learn more by visiting Calgary commercial contractor
Make a short call to each and every one of your possible contractors after you’ve made a list of them and ask them the following questions:
• Do they have the resources to handle projects of your magnitude?
• Will the contractor provide financial references, such as from a bank or a supplier?
• Will they be able to provide you with a list of some of their prior clients?
• Do they have any other initiatives on the go? And how many additional similar projects would they be able to run concurrently?
• Has the contractor worked with their subcontractors for a long time?
The answers to these questions will indicate the company’s availability, the amount of attention they’ll devote to your project, their reliability, and how well your project will run.
Get to know the contractor Face to Face communication
Pick four or five contractors to meet for further discussion and quotes after you’ve completed the phone interviews. The contractor should be able to clearly and satisfactorily respond to your questions, putting you at ease. Because the contractor you hire will be on your property for hours at a period, it’s critical that you and the contractor communicate properly. Do not be fooled by the contractor’s personality. Check with your local BBB and your state’s consumer protection agency to see whether the contractor has a history of conflicts with subcontractors and clients.
Use your research after visiting with the contractor in person and refining the list. Make sure to contact previous clients to inquire about their project’s progress and to see a sample of the finished result. However, do not depend just on the findings; visit a job site where the contractor is currently working to see for yourself how the contractor operates. Is the construction site secure and well-kept? Are the workers respectful of the property and careful with it?
Plan ahead and solicit bids
You now have a short list of all the clients you believe would be suitable for your project. They must have a solid job history and a responsible work attitude. It’s time to move on from looking back at their previous work and start talking about your project. A smart contractor would require not only a set of plans, but also an idea of how much the client is willing to spend and what the property owner expects from the job. Request that all contractors lay down the total cost of supplies, profit margins, labour, and other charges so that you may compare quotes.