Three Things to Consider Before Hiring a Commercial Contractor

Hiring a commercial contractor to help you bring your dream building to life is a big decision. At AO Contractors, we understand just how important it is to make the right decisions when it comes to hiring a commercial contractor for your company, which is why we’re here to help. 

When it comes to hiring a contractor, you want to ensure that the project will be completed quickly, efficiently and up to your expectations. Here are three main things to consider before hiring a commercial contractor.   

Expense 

The first thing to consider when planning your construction project is to establish an appropriate spending budget. Before deciding on which company you want to hire, it is a good idea to explore all of your options and get bids from several different ones. Each bid should provide you with a clear picture of how much it will cost to complete your project, including licensing fees and construction materials to labor and administration. It is in your best interest to have a complete understanding of everything you need prior to hiring a contractor, as leaving any components out could result in going over your budget. When deciding between different bids, it is always best to give yourself a budgetary cushion – while a bid that comes in low might be an indication that the work itself will be substandard, a higher bid might lead to cost overruns if additional work is needed. 

Reliability 

When choosing a commercial contractor, it is also important that you work with a company that you can trust and one that is reliable. The level of experience, the company’s portfolio and length of time in business will help you determine what their reputation in the industry is and how reliable they are. Testimonials from former clients are a great way to find out how satisfied they were with the final outcome and can help you make informed decisions.  

You want to ensure that your project is completed safely and correctly, which is why finding out a contractor’s experience should be one of the first things you look at before hiring them. Not only do you want someone who has completed similar projects before, but you also need a contractor with the vision and scope to turn your project into a reality.  

Here are a few questions you can ask when researching contractors:  

  • Do they have positive reviews from clients? 
  • How long have they been in business? 
  • What business industries do they work with?  
  • Do they carry the proper insurance and licenses? 
  • Do you have the bandwidth to take on this project? 
  • What projects has the client completed? 

Project Resources 

Your plans to build a commercial construction project from start to finish come with many different stages and will require a lot of planning and resources. It is important to consider which resources are needed to make this project successful and check that your commercial contractor is well equipped to take it on.  

Contractors work in teams, which is why examining both the administration and the subcontractor team will help you make sure that your project needs will be met on time. Administration should not only be capable and experienced, but they should also be easily accessible and able to answer any questions clearly and honestly. 

Are you interested in working with us on a commercial renovation project in Los Angeles or the Orange County area? We invite you to get in touch with our team today. With years of experience in both commercial construction and residential construction, Alpha Omega Contractors is your go-to construction company in Southern California. Our experts take on projects ranging from office space remodels, medical office renovations, and retail space updates for gyms, financial centers, restaurants, salons, car washes, and more. A trusted Orange County contractor and Los Angeles County contractor, we help bring your renovation wish list to life while helping you safeguard and future-proof the profitability of your business. Whether you need help with a residential floor plan or an upgrade to your medical office or retail space, our team of general contractors, designers, and design-build experts will collaborate with you from the initial stages of pre-construction through to putting the finishing touches on your dream remodel project on time and within budget.  

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