We know it can be difficult when it comes to finding a trustworthy team of professionals to help assist you with the design and building of your business. What’s even more difficult is knowing if the local commercial contractor will be a good fit to work with you on your project. We have developed a simple checklist for you to follow while you are in the early stages of choosing a commercial contractor and design team.

Don’t Settle With One Estimate

The first thing we recommend doing when you are beginning your search is scheduling meetings with several local contractors, explaining your project to them, and receive an estimate. Ultimately, you’ll be able to see from a financial standpoint what might be a good fit for your budget.

Don’t Choose Your Contractor To Quickly

With that being said, the next step you should follow is checking out past work of all of your local commercial contracting options. We recommend using a local team of professionals, as it makes the jump that much easier when you know they are well-known and trusted in the area. It’s not only for peace of mind, but you can also feel refreshed knowing you are supporting your local town. As we said, it’s important not to choose solely based on the estimates you receive. View all of their past work and make sure they fit the style and quality of work you are seeking for your project.

Write Everything Out

When you have a commercial contractor you are considering, be sure to check their insurance and bonding. It’s important that they are properly insured and bonded. You’ll want to ask them for the certification of their insurance. This should give you their insurance company’s name, policy limits and number.

Once you have all of that, you will want to write out your agreement. Take your time doing this step so that you don’t miss any information. Sit down with your commercial contractor and discuss your project, the estimate you spoke about, and write out a detailed list of the work that will be completed for you in this project. All professional commercial contractors will sit down with you and write all the documents out for everyone to sign.

Contact RE Smith Construction

If you are looking for a commercial contractor in the 4-State area, feel free to contact us on our website. We would love to discuss your project with you. You can also contact us by calling (417) 623-4545 or by stopping by our office. We are located at 1036 W. 2nd Street, Joplin, MO. 64801.