Whether you’ve outgrown your current location or are ready to take the leap and build your own office space, there are several things you need to know before you get started. Using an experienced commercial construction contractor can coordinate and handle the multifaceted project. Use these tips to find the right contractor for your building project.
Trade groups are a great place to find contractors especially national associations. Both the Associated General Contractors of America and Associated Builders and Contractors are available online. Chapter groups are often available locally with contractor lists in your area. Contact them to learn about a specific contractor’s track record and work history. Contractors may also have certifications such as OHSAS and ISO that inform you on their quality control levels.
Meeting the commercial construction developer face to face gives you a better sense of how they run their business than an online look can. Interview your top candidates and don’t choose a company until you’ve had a chance to interview all of those on your list. Ask questions including those dealing with their safety record and technical capabilities. Choose one with a personality you can work with for months to years.
Before you make a choice on a contractor, make sure they can handle the scope of your project. This means you need to know as much about your wants and needs before you interview potential candidates. Your vision for the building may change once you meet with the contractor, but you should have a general idea on cost, necessary equipment accommodations and size.
These tips can help make the task of finding the right commercial construction contractor easier. With the right contractor, your building should meet your needs. The developer can handle the communication and project management for you and keep you informed of the project’s progress along the way. Once you find the right professional, you are ready to move on into the design and construction phases.