Building, renovating, or remodeling a commercial space can be an exciting and interesting experience for property owners of all kinds. Suppose you’ve never gone through the experience of hiring a contractor. In that case, there are a few things you should know and should ask beforehand, as the answer to the questions you ask can determine whether or not the contractor you’re looking to hire will be able to handle the job effectively. Here are three questions you should ask your general commercial contractor before the project.
1. How Long Have They Been in Business?
It’s essential to work with a contractor with extensive experience and knowledge in the industry. The more experience the contractor has, the more knowledgeable they are and the higher the chances of the project working out the way you intend it. Make sure that the general commercial contractor you hire can show proven experience in the industry.
2. How Familiar Are They with This Kind of Project?
The last thing you want to do is hire a contractor with no experience working on projects similar to yours. Explore their specializations and ask whether they specialize in the area or have extensive experience in completing similar projects. The more familiarity they have with the project, the better the outcome will be.
3. What Is Their Payment Schedule?
It’s essential to understand how finances will play out before and after the project is completed. You need to be clear on how they will bill for the project before you hire them. Avoid paying for the entire thing upfront, as this leaves room for lots of stress. You could ask about starting with a down payment and working from there to ensure the job gets done entirely.