In building your property, you have to take time to choose the perfect materials, the perfect paint color, the perfect tile design – but all of those could only be achieved if you chose the perfect people to take on the job.
When you are choosing a contractor, it could be very tempting to just go for the one with the most affordable rates – but this might be a mistake; affordability does not necessarily translate to quality.
To help you select the contractor that would most compatible with building the house of your dreams, here are some factors you may want to consider:
Consider calling several companies and do an interview. If you have communicated with the potential contractor, you would know from the very start who are you most comfortable talking with. Pick the professional who you are most comfortable talking with and whom you trust more. Keep in mind that whoever you hire would spend a significant amount of time on your property – you want someone you trust.
Consider inviting the potential contractors for an inspection of the property. Witnessing how the contractor would inspect the site and explain what would actually happen once the construction begins will give you an idea of who is better at the job.
Consider checking their insurance coverage and requesting a list of references. You want to protect yourself from unplanned expenses resulting from accidents while the construction is ongoing. Choose the contractor who is properly insured. Request for a list of past clients and give these clients a call. Don’t just ask for their feedback on the final result of the construction – ask for small, important details such “has the contractor worked diligently, quickly, or neatly?”
Consider checking for necessary licenses. A license is quite important in determining if the contractor is really qualified for the job. If the contractor is planning to work with other workers, check if the others have licenses as well.