If it’s your first time hiring a construction company, you might be willing to leave most of decision-making up to the crew. However, choosing which company to hire is a decision that should rest entirely in your hands—the choice could determine the difference between a job well done and a waste of time and money. When researching or interviewing potential companies, consider these factors.
Licenses and Insurance
Make sure the company you’re considering has the proper licenses to handle your project—all parts of it, including electrical and plumbing work, if necessary. This signifies the company has been deemed a legitimate and qualified business that will complete the job in compliance with local and state building codes. In addition, look into the company’s insurance and liability policies, which can keep you, as the client, from being held responsible in the event a worker gets injured on the job.
With experience comes knowledge. Throughout your project, it’s inevitable you’ll have questions about the process, timeline, and budget. An experienced construction company will be responsive to communication and able to answer your questions with confidence, so you can spend less time worrying about the job.
No construction project comes without risks, but hiring an experienced crew reduces the chance of something going wrong during construction. In the event your project does hit a delay, it’s likely an experienced company has dealt with similar situations, and they’ll be able to resolve the problem much faster than a crew with less experience.
More experience also means the company likely has a portfolio of previous jobs to back up their quality of work. A trustworthy construction company will be not only willing but eager to give you examples of their previous work so you’ll know exactly what to expect from working with them.
Reviews and Referrals
A well-established business will have no shortage of online reviews. Look into other customers’ experiences with the construction company, taking care to note down any problems to watch out for. It’s also a good idea to ask friends and family who have had work done on their homes or businesses for referrals. Not only will this give you an honest and trustworthy source of information, but you’ll be able to see examples of the crew’s work first-hand.
Remember: in the world of construction, you often get what you pay for. Be wary of companies that tout much lower costs and much faster timelines than the competition—if it seems too good to be true, there’s a good chance it is.
With over 120 years of quality service and 180 years of combined experience, Landwehr Construction is the company you can trust to complete your project on time and on budget. Visit us online to view our full list of services, or contact us for more information.