Deciding who to hire for your next commercial contracting project doesn’t have to be a daunting task. But there are things to know before signing off!
The most crucial step in getting the project done well is selecting the right general contractor. Here are the 4 most important things to consider before hiring a commercial contractor:
- Project Management
One significant consideration is price. However, it is important to look beyond the initial quote. An old saying that could apply is, “You get what you pay for!” So be sure to weigh all the details before jumping at an appealing low bid.
The proposal may be less than the norm for a reason. The cost needs to reflect all of the details of the workmanship. Look the quote over carefully to ensure the project scope is described from start to finish.
Also, ask about what services they plan to outsource, if any. And ask for a payment schedule with precise amounts and specific dates indicating when the funds will be disbursed to the firm.
A sizable commercial contracting project is expensive and comes with some potentially high risks. Protect yourself from any potential issues by ensuring your contractor and the subcontractors are properly insured. At KH Construction, we pride ourselves on maintaining proper and up-to-date insurance, so you can trust that you’re protected while we’re on the job.
If any problem arises, you have the assurance that you can file a claim against the insurer or the bond to get refunded and not take a loss.
When your contractor proposes a schedule for completing the project, they will take into consideration possible delays. These delays can include weather, rain, or other factors that could cause the project to drag on longer than anticipated. The longer any construction project drags on, the more expensive the final cost.
Ask your contractor for a proposed schedule and then look it over to see if it looks realistic or feasible. Does it allow for anticipated delays and to the complexity of the project and the availability of materials? Our team is dedicated to providing superior project management and scheduling, so you always know what’s happening with your project.
Always ask how the contractor plans to handle the project management once construction is underway. Sometimes, the company brings in subcontractors to perform plumbing or electrical work. Whenever a subcontractor is needed, so is supervision to ensure they complete their work well. A qualified contractor will have someone on-site to coordinate the project management, such as overseeing the project’s architects, engineers, and subcontractors.
In the construction industry, safety is of the utmost importance. It is in the best interest of the general contractor not only to uphold, but enforce the safety regulations on every project.
At KH Construction, we abide by strict safety regulations and standards. For example, all of our superintendents and foremen are OSHA30 certified and we perform Tool Box Talks on every single project
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Are you ready to start your next project? Let the experts at KH Construction help you! Contact us today when you need a general contractor in Chalfont, PA, or structural repair in Warrington, PA, or surrounding areas!