Choosing a contractor to bring your design, redesign, renovation, or ground-up build to life is an important decision. At SG Contracting, we don’t take it lightly that you would choose to work with us. We are committed to making sure your project comes in on-time and under budget.
So as you consider which contracting company to hire, keep these simple tips in mind; after all, you’d rather be confident about the future of your project rather than anxious and worried about it.
Ask for Referrals: There’s nothing like word of mouth. We’ve all seen the power of Amazon reviews, and finding the right contractor is just like that, except you can also see the actual fruit of their work. One of the best ways to find a qualified professional is to ask relatives, friends, neighbors, and business associates for the names of contractors that they’ve had great professional relationships with. Find out what made the experience positive, whether problems arose and how the contractor handled them, and whether the referee would use the same contractor again.
Consider credentials: Upon obtaining your recommendations, dig deeper into the contractor’s qualifications. Make a phone call or visit their website to find out whether they hold all the required licenses from state and local municipalities, along with other designations from professional associations. Contractors who further invest in their business through continuing education, testing, and certifications are promising, but do know that not all certifications are equal, so you may want to do further homework.
Basic business management: Make sure the contractor has a permanent mailing address, email address, phone number, fax number, cell phone, and voicemail. While it may seem silly to point this out (doesn’t everyone have these things?), the situation can go south very quickly when you enlist a contractor who is hard to reach or is unstable.
Insurance: Ensure that the contractor you choose has insurance that protects you from liability, and request insurance certificates. Also ask how much value the project will bring to your property, and obtain additional coverage from your insurance provider.
Reputation: Does the company have an established presence in the community? How long has the company been in business under this name? Does the company maintain solid relationships with contractors such as plumbers and electricians and work with them as a team? Does this company have a trustworthy reputation among customers and peers? Is there a track record of success?
These are just a few things to consider when you are choosing a contractor to bring your design, redesign, renovation, or ground-up build to life. You will find all of these things in SG Contracting. Contact us today at (404) 591-6700 or [email protected] to learn how our expertise can help you. Look at some of our projects below: