Rolling out a massive multi-facility project can be a nerve-wracking experience, and trying to stay on schedule while handling a myriad of different companies is a daunting task for one person. With the high complexity and volume of commercial projects come a greater number of risks too. But by reviewing a few important considerations you’ll be better equipped to make the right decision.
Know Your Scope
What kind of project are you doing? What material specifications will you need? How many sites will you have? It is important to answer these to determine the range of capabilities that you’ll need from your contractor.
Identify Contractors With The Broadest Range
In business, limiting and controlling your supply chain can be incredibly beneficial. The same holds true with contractors – the fewer suppliers you have the easier it is to manage a project. When your project is a complete ground-up build, you need a jack of all trades to make sure no stone is left unturned. Looking for a contractor that is able to handle a myriad of needs improves your likelihood of getting things done without heavy margin stacking and going over budget.
Do Your Due Diligence
Conduct an in-depth examination of the contractor’s website, including the reviews, to see if their work aligns with your project. Their work should showcase competency across a diverse range of industry areas. It’s always worth the extra step to call the company to look for a possible brochure with additional example projects.
Confirm They Are Licensed & Insured
This is one of the most important steps when making your decision and will allow you to avoid hiring a fly-by-night outfit who lacks the proper permits, insurance premiums and licenses. Many companies are now publishing their insurance certificates on their website. Feel free to contact the insurance company directly to verify the company has the right coverages for your project.
Consider Supplier Relationships
Investigate the contractor’s reputation with local supply houses. The way supply companies treat commercial contractors is an important sign of their stability, financial health and overall integrity. More seasoned companies, and those diligent in the management of their own finances, tend to have strong relationships with a diverse range of supply companies. Doing a little digging to see what industry suppliers they’re qualified to work with helps insure your project will be completed on time and on budget.
Who you choose to do business with is a personal decision, but focusing on these key steps can drastically change the way your project gets executed. Many commercial contractors accompany you from design to ribbon cutting, so you know they have your back while taking ownership of their work. After all, you want your building to be that next addition to their website.
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