Whether residential or commercial, finding a contractor can be overwhelming. Your hired team can ultimately make or break the entire project. Thus, before hiring a contractor, you need to be confident that they are the right people with the right skills and experience for the job. At Pro Plus Services, we pride ourself on being the go-to residential and commercial contractor in MA. Our team is known for quality workmanship that goes above and beyond. But don’t just take our word for it.
Before hiring a contractor for your project, here are a few questions you may want to ask.
1. How long have you been in business?
One of the first and most important questions to ask any candidate is how long they have been in the industry. While everyone has to start somewhere, the more experience the contractor has, the better. From peace of mind knowing your project will adhere to guidelines, timelines, and budget to trusting that you will be delivered the highest quality craftsmanship, experience is a must.
When it comes to commercial projects, typically, hiring an independent contractor with a minimum of five year of experience can be a safe bet. If you’re not confident in your decision, don’t be afraid to ask for references!
2. Would you itemize your bid?
It’s not uncommon for some contractors to save time by providing the project’s overall cost. However, this puts you in the dark on where your money is going. When you ask for an itemized estimate, you will not only have a better understanding of what and where, but it also makes it easier to compare prices between contractors.
3. Is your price a fixed or an estimate?
Sometimes, contractors treat their bids as estimates. While it may not be possible to provide an exact cost, estimates leave the window open for untrustworthy contractors to upcharge. Often, unknown circumstances and surprises leave customers paying a much higher cost than they originally intended.
When requesting a quote, make sure to ask for the fixed price instead of an estimate. If your contractor says they cannot because of unforeseen circumstances, try eliminating the unknowns or requesting a reasonable range.
4. Who are your suppliers?
Contractors are always networked with suppliers. One way to check and see if your contractor is reliable is to know the quality of the items and brands they carry. Don’t be afraid to ask! If a contractor cannot provide where they get their materials from or the brands they prefer, it should raise some red flags.
Your Go-to Commercial Contractor in MA
Planning a commercial project can be a tedious process. That’s why you want to make sure that you start it off on the right foot. At Pro Plus Services, we begin our process with a meeting, allowing you to get to know our team and so that we can better understand your needs. As your commercial contractor in MA, our experts stay in close communication from beginning to end, eliminating costly surprises at the end of project.
For more information about us or to schedule a free consultation, contact Pro Plus Services today at 1-888-374-7469!