As you begin your search for an experienced commercial construction company in your area, we have laid out five helpful questions that you should ask yourself about each company to ensure that you hire the very best! We hope you find this guide helpful.

What’s The Total Price Of The Project? 

One of the most important factors when choosing your commercial construction company for your project is to consider the total cost of your project. How much will it cost to hire your general contractors? Talk with your construction company about the quoted price for your project. It’s important to have the project planned out from beginning to end so that you can have a more realistic idea of the total cost that you will need to budget for. Some questions to ask your contractors would be, “do you offer a complete design and build service or do you only perform construction services and recommend outsourcing the rest?” Based on the answer they give, this will also need to be considered in the total cost of your project. 

Are They Insured And Are You?

With an expensive commercial project comes a very crucial need for insurance. It can be a risky investment, and for that, you will want to make sure you are insured and that your construction company is insured before starting the project. Good news for you though! Construction companies are required to carry insurance just in case any mishaps happen during the building stages of the project. For you though, it’s just safe to double-check this before jumping head-first into a project with your commercial construction contractors. 

Have They Laid Out A Realistic Timeline?

Most construction companies will take the weather into consideration when planning the start and finish of a project. As much as you want your building completed within a timely manner, so do your contractors. Remember that they have to include the type of project, the complexity of the build, and the availability of all materials and labor when laying out a realistic timeline for your project to be complete. However, it is important that you all discuss the timeline and make sure that everyone is in agreement on when and how the building is to be completed. 

What Type Of Experience Do Your Ideal Contractors Have?

When choosing your contractors for the project, it is important to take a look at their past work and experience to evaluate if the company would be the right fit for you. It’s best if the company you are interested in has extensive work in the type of building or business you are creating. Although a lot of commercial contractors build similar projects, we recommend picking one that specializes in the building you wish to have. 

Is The Company Good At Project Management?

The supervision of a construction team is always vital when it comes to making sure the project is being built correctly and as efficiently as possible. How does your team handle project management when they hire subcontractors for different jobs? Will there be someone on-site at all times working with the architects, engineers, plumbers, and electrical crew? 

Contact RE Smith Construction

Hiring a local contractor will be a great way to ensure that your project is built to your liking while also being able to support your local economy in doing so. You’ll be able to use a construction company recommended to you by friends and family and will be able to rest assured knowing that your project is being built with all benefits and limitations of the town in mind. If you are looking to build a commercial building in the 4 State Area, we would love to help you. Contact the RE Smith Construction Team Here.