Most homeowners say they had a hard time trying to make a choice on which company they should use. A home is one of the most expensive investments that most people have, choosing the wrong company to do the construction can led to the structure becoming weak after some years. The market is flooded with construction companies, if you have never used such a company in the past, it can be overwhelming. Here are factors to consider when choosing a construction company.
One of the best ways of getting a construction company is through word of mouth. If they had a good experience with a construction company in the past, they will recommend the company to you.
Location is another factor you should consider when choosing a construction company. Considering how long construction takes before its finalized, it is time saving and economical to go for a company based in your area. Most construction companies will have it written on their website where they are based.
Instead of settling for the first construction company you come across, it is advisable to first do a background check on the company. Are there any reviews that have been done by clients on the construction company? Go through the customer testimonies on the company’s website. If you find unresolved complains filed against the company by clients, that is a red flag and you should avoid dealing with the company.
Does the construction company have any customer references? If the construction company is reluctant on giving you their reference list, that is a red flag and its best you avoid dealing with the company. To get to know the experience the company had with its past clients, call them and ask. You can ask the company’s past clients if they would recommend the company to other clients depending on the services they got. Impressed clients will always give you a positive response.
What budget have you set aside to cater for the whole construction? You can ask for bids from at least 3 reputable companies then compare. When it comes to construction in most cases you get what you pay for, the less you pay the higher probability of getting a substandard structure.
Has the construction company been registered and licensed by the state? A reputable construction company should have an office, before any work begins have a contract signed by you and the company. If you want to deal with a credible construction company, ensure the company you have settled for has been accredited by reputable association in this field, such associations usually vet construction companies before they can accredit them.
It is requirement for all construction companies to be insured and bonded. In case the construction workers get injured while working the insurance cover will cater for their medical bills.