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Things to Look for When Selecting a Construction Company

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100204-N-9584H-032 KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 4, 2010) Builder Constructionman Manuel Renteria, from Dallas, Texas, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 22, cuts plywood for interior wall sheeting at a construction project at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ernesto Hernandez Fonte/Released)

Good reviews: The internet is more than just an information capsule. It allows consumers to write honest reviews on companies. This allows you to shop around by getting an idea for other customer’s experiences with that company. Websites like Google, Angie’s List and Yelp have review sections to check.

See previous work: Of course you want to know what kind of end result you will get. Check out some of the work the company has completed. Then you can see the quality and overall finish work they will give you.

Get bids: Price is not the only thing you learn throughout the bidding process. You will get to know how that company runs. There are many things to look for throughout the bidding process, besides the numbers.

Here are a few examples:

  • Did they show up on time?
  • How quickly did they get your estimate back to you?
  • Are they organized?
  • How well did they communicate with you?
  • Did they listen to you regarding details and specific areas of concerns?

Interview the company: You want to get a feel for the company you are hiring to remodel your home. Ask questions, lots of questions. Get to know the company and you will figure out if the culture of that company is the right fit for you.

Some questions we would recommend asking:

  • How many years of experience does your company have?
  • Does your company warranty their work?
  • What sets your company apart from the rest?
  • Are you licensed, bonded and insured?

Remember you have to find a company that not only has the expertise to complete the project you need done but, also make sure you feel confident in the type of company that they are. Construction is fun, exciting and can be a long process so be sure to find the company that will work well for you and with you!