5 Things to Look for in a General Contractor

Finding a contractor can be a daunting task. The stresses of your project and the worries of working with someone you trust are big issues that can be difficult to address. We have put together a little list of specific things you should look for, and ask about, when trying to find a general contractor. 

1. Finishing the Job on Time

Meeting deadlines is often one of the most important things a client is looking for. A good contractor will be able to provide examples and references to projects of all sizes that they have completed on time. Make it clear, not just the date you'd like the project finished but the reasons that date is important for you. That will make it important to your contractor too.

2. Staying On Budget

Experienced planning and efficiently solving problems are two big factors to staying within the budget of a project. Ask around to see if a contractor has experience in the type of project you're looking to complete, and ask how they handle problems when they come up. Especially relating to your budget.

3. Communicating with the Client

The last thing you want is to be left in the dark by your contractor. Find someone you trust and set expectations for communication up front. And be specific. If you hate email and love text messages, make sure the team you hire knows that. It'll make everything a move a little smoother.

4. Solving Problems on the Fly

Problems come up on every project. Some are big, some are small but they always happen. Knowing your contractor can identify a problem, then ideate and execute a solution quickly will help you rest easy. Especially when it come to the finishing the project in the parameters of your project's goals.

5. Does Quality Work That's Specific to What You Need

This might seem obvious but it's worth mentioning and researching. Just because a contractor has the cheapest price or a big client that everyone has heard of doesn't mean they're the best for your job. Ask questions, do research, and find the contractor that's right for you.

If you have any questions at all regarding your project, please feel free to contact us anytime at 404.669.0250 .