Choosing a General Contractor
Your next construction project is a big investment and it is important to work with a contractor who understands your goals and can help you make educated decisions along the way. Following a few simple guidelines can be the difference between sleepless nights and full confidence in your general contractor.
Referrals are one of the best ways to find a qualified professional contractor to take on your next project. Consider asking friends, neighbors or relatives who lives in your area whom they have had good experience with. Ask them what stood out about that contractor and if they would use them again.
Asking the internet has become one of the most popular ways to find anything you need these days and the same goes for finding a general contractor who can get the job done. Google reviews are one good way to discover potential candidates in your area and read whether they have performed well for others. Check out the Google Reviews at the link below to read what customers have to say about Averie Construction.
Get multiple quotes
Once you have narrowed down the list of potential general contractors set up appointments to get a quote for your project. Look for a contractor who will give you a free estimate for your project. Try to keep it to 3 contractors, this helps give you a good variety of quotes without getting too overwhelmed. Contact Averie Construction today to see how we can bring your vision into reality.
Ask to see some of the contractors’ recent work. If you good rapport, request references and contact a few of the contractors’ former customers to ask their opinion. This is a good way to get to know the contractor better and find out if previous customers were pleased with their outcome.
Remember that when hiring a general contractor, you are buying a service and not a product. Quality of service will determine the quality of the finished project. Here are some things you’ll want to explore and questions you’ll want to ask when interviewing a contractor.
Business Experience and Management
Does the contractor:
1: Maintain a permanent mailing address, e-mail address, personal phone number, fax number, cell phone and voicemail?
2: Carry insurance that protects you from liability? Ask for a copy of the remodeler’s insurance certificates to be sure. Also, ask the remodeler how much the project will add to the home’s value and attain additional insurance from your provider.
3: Have an established presence in the community? How long has the company been in business under this name? Does the contractor maintain solid relationships with contractors such as plumbers and electricians and work with them as a team?
4: Possess a trustworthy reputation among customers and peers? Is there a track record of success?
Averie Construction is locally owned serving communities around the southern Black Hills. We are dedicated to quality service and work.