Choosing a commercial building or construction company to complete your project is a big decision. A wrong choice can cost more money than you wanted to spend as well as countless hours of your time. On the other hand, choosing the right one ensures that the project process is easier, faster, and more affordable.
When evaluating the options, the company that offers the best price is often the most appealing. However, there are many different demands a construction project will place on construction contractors.
The experts at CBI are here to help you select a commercial building company for your next project and have outlined the different things to look for.
If a Commercial Building construction company has completed a project with similar elements as your project, there’s a good chance they will again. In addition, they have learned what types of issues can potentially arise and what changes to make in order to be successful.
It is important to first determine the specific elements your project will entail. List out the scope, the square footage, and the conditions under which the project will take place. How many and which types of rooms or spaces are in the building? Is this new construction or in an occupied building?
Next, take these elements and ask the companies you are considering to provide examples of projects they’ve completed that fit those qualifications. Understand that the companies you are speaking to may not have identical experiences but will show as similar as possible to keep it relevant.
REFERENCES & REVIEWS
It is always important to see what past clients and other business partners are saying about companies you are considering working with. Testimonials and references give you insight into what it is like to work with a contractor or company. When looking, see an eye out for mentions of the quality of workmanship, collaborative approach, and how to work through issues as they arise.
A Commercial Building company is only as good as the experience of the individuals working day-to-day on the project site. It is important that when choosing a commercial building company for your project, you understand the contractor team. You are able to ask them to provide resumes for key people anticipated to lead your project that include their past projects. With detailed resumes outlining experience, you are able to evaluate contractors and which company has the best experience for your project.
LICENSING & INSURANCE
It is important to work with a construction company that is fully licensed to do work in your state. It is easy to check this by asking for them to provide a copy of their license in their proposal. The next important thing is to make sure the company is bonded. This helps protect you in the event that the company is unable to complete the project or executes it poorly.
Additionally, you should make sure the commercial building company has the proper amount of liability and property damage insurance, as well as worker’s compensation.
Again – ask for insurance certificates in your request for qualifications or proposal.
Before choosing a construction team, It is important to get a clear picture of their commitment to safety. Even if a commercial building company is committed to safety, accidents can happen. If there are a few accidents on their safety reports, they could certainly still be a safe construction company that can deliver a great project. However, if there are many or frequent accidents, or if the same types of accidents are happening time and time again, that’s not the best sign.
You can ask for information regarding their company safety policy and if they have a full-time safety officer. Both show if the company takes safe work practices seriously, and that they are taking steps to implement effective safety programs.
UNDERSTAND YOUR GOALS
No matter the kind of building project you are renovating or starting new, it is more than just walls, a floor, and materials. Every building decision you make influences the character of the project.
You need a commercial building company that fully understands what your goals are for the project. One that is able to help guide you through each part of the process, ensuring you end up with a completed project that fulfills the needs of your organization.
At CBI, understanding your vision and goals for your project is the first step in our process. We’ll use this to inform everything we do, from consultation and planning to project closeout.
A COMMERCIAL GENERAL CONTRACTOR YOU CAN TRUST
Commercial building companies like CBI are key players when it comes to commercial building and understands the mediocre and exceptional service. At CBI, we go above and beyond with our clients, and our reputation is strong because of it. See for yourself in our portfolio on our website. No matter what stage you are in with the construction process of your building, feel free to ask us questions about what makes our post-construction process different from the rest of those in North Carolina.
Based in North Carolina, CBI has been helping business leaders transform their vision into reality. From blueprints to cutting a ribbon at a grand opening, our diligent construction contractor services double-check every logistical component. Our experienced team guarantees that your project does not run into delays or cost unnecessary cost overages.
At CBI, we can assist you with all aspects of construction. Our team can help you with every step of your building project. Contact us today to see how we can assist you with obtaining your building permits or anything else you may need.
We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Lumberton, Sanford, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, and many other cities in North Carolina. For more information, give us a call at 910-818-6811 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.