Any commercial remodeling or construction can become a smooth undertaking or a huge nightmare, and it all boils down to which general contractor you choose for the job. Things can become can turn from bad to worse in second, just with the minor details if you select a company that has poor communication or worse off yet, fail to realize your goals and important aspects of your business. So, you want to be very careful as to which General Contractor you want to be doing your commercial remodeling or construction – because at the end of the day, it all comes back to you!
The first you want to do is find reputable candidates, either by recommendation or successful past history. A general contractor with a proven track record must be knowledgeable, experienced and professional. They must understand what the end game is for you and help to consolidate every idea with you. The next thing you want to do is to check credentials. Call at the very least three references from previous clients and see the suggestions/opinion that they might have regarding the general contractor. Some questions that you might ask are “were you happy with the company” and “if there was good communication between the company and the client”.
The next step is pretty obvious, which is interviewing the general contractor. Here you want to take advantage and ask all the right questions that will help make your decision an easy one. A couple of questions that you might want to ask are “Will there be a supervisor onsite or as needed?”, “How will the contractor communicate the status of the project?” and “How many updates will you be receiving?” All these a very solid questions to consider while interviewing the general contractor. Last but not least, don’t get fooled by the lowest price. Always keep in mind that with a much lower estimate may be reducing the price by using substandard materials, which is not what you want for your business. As aforementioned earlier, it all comes back to you.