How to Make a Successful Construction Investment – 7 Questions to Ask a Contractor

The critical success factor in any construction project, is the contractor. A qualified, professional, experienced contractor knows what results are required for Owner satisfaction, as well as, what will lead to dissatisfaction down the road.
Allow yourself a minimum of 1 hour to sit down with each contractor. Both of you need to explore the problems, products, and prices. You will be surprised at how many options and questions can be discussed with a professional contractor.
Taking only 1 hour of time getting to know and qualifying the contractor prior to awarding your project can save endless hours of time dealing with dissatisfaction.
Most dissatisfaction involves an Owner who did not fully know what they selected or committed themselves to. A professional contractor will take pride in his work and will have no problem discussing your options, his previous experience, and his list of satisfied customers.
Make sure that you ask the following 7 questions to make sure that you select the best contractor for your next project…
1. Does the Contractor have a permanent place of business?
2. Does the company carry insurance and is the coverage adequate?
3. Is the company a licensed, registered contractor, and a member in good standing of a trade association?
4. How long has the company been in business?
5. What is the contractor’s record for complaint resolution?
6. What is the company’s workmanship warranty?
7. Does the company provide sufficient details for the project being performed?