Thinking about adding that dream master bedroom to your home? Or is it time for a kitchen remodel? Whatever the construction job is, you’re going to need a contractor who can turn your remodeling dreams into reality.
A home improvement project can set you back a lot of money if you don’t hire the right man for the job. That’s why it’s important you thoroughly vet the contractor you’re going to hire before actually signing up with them.
So do your homework and be prepared when you’re hiring a construction company. These 5 questions will help you figure out what the company is like and what their work ethic is, so that your project doesn’t suffer.
1. How Long Have You Been in Business?
While the number of years a company has been in business for isn’t an accurate judgment of the quality of their work, it is still a good indicator of their legitimacy. A company that has been around for years will naturally have a lot of experience. They will know how to handle different kinds of projects, how to work on time and on a budget, and they will make sure to deliver quality.
2. Do You Have a Contracting License?
Different states, cities, and counties have different requirements for what kind of licensing or credentials a contractor should have. Homeowners should check what the local codes are and keep them in mind when hiring contractors. Make sure the construction company has the proper certifications required in order to operate in your area.
3. Can You Provide References or Past Project Samples?
A construction company with satisfied previous clients will be happy to provide you with references, testimonials, and past project samples. Reviewing their past projects will also give you a better idea of how they operate.
4. What Will the Work Timeline Be Like?
Make sure you ask the contractor what the project timeline will be so that you have a clear idea about when your project will start, how long it will go on for, and when it will be completed. Also, ask your contractor about any factors that can affect the schedule, such as whether they’re working on other projects that could interfere with the work on yours.
5. What Will the Payment Schedule Be Like?
It is advised that you never pay the full price of the contracting project up front. And a reputable construction company will not ask you to. However, it’s still important to discuss what the payment schedule will be like before any construction work begins. Confirm how much is due in total and the specific dates or stages of the project on which you need to pay.
About Smartel Construction
If you need a construction company that can get the job done in a timely and efficient manner, get in touch with us! We provide general contractors, concrete, and excavation services in McKinney, TX.