When building a commercial building, there are so many things to consider. The business owner has a lot on their minds, from development to permits to contracts and budgets and the biggest consideration of all is the actual “building” part of building the business!
Everyone has their place completing a large-scale construction project, and it’s perfectly normal for real estate investors, city planners, and property owners to not know everything about building commercial construction. Even experienced business people don’t know the exact questions to ask or how to know when a contractor is lowballing them or charging exorbitant fees for shoddy work.
Hiring a contractor is the most important part of your commercial construction.
You want to come in on time, on budget, and satisfied. Don’t fall for the traps that make construction a huge headache for so many. Here are three things every city or business should consider before hiring a contractor.
- What’s the reputation of the contractor? You can find this out rather quickly online by reading reviews and checking the company’s credentials and references. How much experience do they have? How long have they been in the business? Do they have a varied and diverse portfolio of jobs?
- How open and honest are they about costs? What all does the bid include? How good are they about staying on budget? You should have a good contact within the company who can easily and often provide communication.
- Beware of anything that sounds too good to be true. If you get a super-low bid, chances are it’s going to be super-low quality work. Does the company have proper insurance? What’s the safety record?
Hiring a commercial contractor is a big, important step in the future of your business. Take the time to do your research and only pick the contractor you can trust. Look at just some of our culture of faith, safety, quality, and communication and you’ll know Magnum Contracting LLC is the right fit for your next major project.