When you are looking for a general contractor to complete your new home build, make additions or modifications to your existing home, or for full remodel, you need someone who can do it on time and on budget.
What to Look For In Your General Contractor
Banyan Construction Group
Your home is one of the biggest financial investments you will make in your lifetime and many people don’t plan to make the investment many times. When you are looking for a general contractor to complete your new home build, make additions or modifications to your existing home, or for full remodel, you need someone you can count on to get the work done right, the first time. Join us in today’s post as we let you in on just a few of the things you should consider when selecting a general contractor for your project.
The first thing you should consider is whether they are authorized to perform the work. Anyone can create a website and perform basic construction work without being licensed or verified. While the labor may be cheaper for an unlicensed contractor, your work is guaranteed and warrantied with a licensed contractor who meets industry standards.
At a minimum, the contractor you hire should have liability coverage for their employees as well as your home. This protects both you and the people completing the work in the event of an accident. And, with more than 2.8 million construction-related workplace injuries reported last year, you can’t take any chances.
Anyone can claim to have the skills you are looking for, but the proof is in the pudding. Check out previous work they’ve completed, or at least peruse their project image gallery — after all, a picture is worth a thousand words. If you know someone who has used their services and can offer you a tour, that’s even better.
Know what you’re getting into by reading other customer’s reviews. Reviews and testimonials offer insight into the quality of work, the character of the contractors, and the timeliness of the projects. Check their testimonials online, on their social media, and on the Better Business Bureau.
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Discuss your project plans and the steps required to meet them with your contractor before negotiations are made. Set and expect realistic timeline expectations and ensure they will meet your needs.
While every up-and-comer deserves a fighting chance, your home is not the place for them to gain on the job training. Search for a contractor with experience and remember diversified skill sets can be much more valuable than the length of time a business has been operating.
At Banyan Construction Group, we offer transparent business information and processes, and we’ve got a laundry list of satisfied customers who can offer their perspective on our service. Florida-grown, we understand the unique needs and construction challenges of the area and have a network of subcontractors and wholesale material suppliers. We pride ourselves on client-first communication and getting your project done on time and on budget. To get started on your construction, roofing, or remodel project, connect us online or by phone today.