Choosing a commercial remodeling contractor is a serious undertaking. A quick Google search will show there are hundreds to choose from. The way most people decide is to speak to a few and go with whoever offers the cheapest rate. However, going with the lowest priced contractor is not always what it seems. In fact, a cheap contractor may be underestimating the costs of the project or worse, hiding their real fees. In the end, they may end up costing you more.
What Are Some Issues With Hiring Cheap Contractors?
In addition to added stress and increased unexpected costs, there are some other issues that need to be addressed. Here are some risks that you need to be aware of before signing a contractor:
- – They Offer A Lowball Proposal: They offer you a smoking deal to lock you into a contract. Then suddenly the prices start to increase.
- – They Lack Insurance: If the company is not properly insured, it puts the homeowner at risk.
- – They Are Disorganized: If disorganized, items will not be ordered or arrive on time.
- – They Change The Timeline: The contractor cannot hire quality or enough workers.
- – They Leave You Will A Huge Mess: Good contractors have a specific waste management system that prevents your home from excess dust and debris that will require cleanup later.
- – They Use Inferior Products: You want high-quality materials and products so that your investment has a long term return on the value.
As you can see, the lowest priced option isn’t always what it seems.
How Do I Choose The Right Contractor For My Remodel?
Now you know what issues to avoid, here are some qualities you will want from a quality contractor:- Positive Interaction: Remember, you will be spending a lot of time with your contractor. You must feel comfortable. Are they easy to talk to or pushy? Do they bad mouth other customers? Do you trust them in your commercial building?
– Transparency: Do they have a systematic process? Who is the main contact person and how do they resolve disputes during the construction?
– Portfolio: Have they shown you their portfolio? Have they completed similar projects to what you need done?
– References: Check the web, the BBB, and other review sources. Do they have good reviews? Are people satisfied with their services? Also ask them to provide direct references of past customers.
– Price: If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Ask them why the cost is so low and how they plan to achieve the quoted price.
If the contractor can satisfactorily answer all of these questions, then they are a good option.
At Global Construction, we understand budget is a primary consideration. That is why we offer honest and transparent pricing before taking on any job. That way at the end you won’t be surprised by extra fees or poor quality work. Give us a call for a free consultation. Our knowledgeable team will go over the steps of the project and make sure that it is executed on time and within budget.