Are you planning to hire a general contractor? Perhaps you’ve already started the process. Either way, there are a lot of decisions that need to be made when it comes time to hire a general contractor. Follow this step-by-step guide, and you can rest assured that you will end up hiring the best general contractor that’s right for your needs.
Things You Should Look For When You Want To Hire General Contractors
- Check their license
Find a contractor who has a license in your state. Many states require general contractors to be licensed; if they aren’t, they probably shouldn’t be doing the job. They may have other licenses, like an electrical or plumbing license. Still, it is important that they have one specific license for their main business line, which is usually general construction or remodeling work.
- They have references from other satisfied customers
You should ask for references from previous jobs that they’ve done before accepting them as your general contractor. Check their references carefully and ensure they are legitimate businesses that exist!
- Look at their past projects & portfolios
The best way to determine if a contractor is good at their work is by looking at past projects. Go online and look for reviews from previous clients. This can help you get an idea of how well they perform their job and give you peace of mind that they aren’t messing up your home or business.
- Do they have liability insurance?
Liability insurance protects you from lawsuits if someone is injured on your property or if something gets damaged by their work. If the contractor doesn’t have liability insurance, it’s possible that he’ll try and make up for it by charging more for his services.
- What kind of warranty does my project come with?
Some contractors offer a warranty on their work, while others do not. This can help determine the contractor’s reliability — although some companies might be willing to offer an extended warranty at an extra cost during negotiations with clients.
How To Hire A Contractor?
Hiring a remodeling contractor can be stressful and overwhelming.
Before you start your search, ensure you have the right information to choose the right person for the job.
- Know what you want to get done
You’ll need to know exactly what work needs to be done before you can find a contractor to do it for you. You should also know how long it will take and how much it will cost before hiring someone. If you don’t know these things, write down everything that needs to be done and how long it should take. You may want to hire an architect or design professional who can draw up plans or help with estimating costs.
- Get at least three quotes
Get at least three quotes from local contractors who specialize in your project area (i.e., landscaping). Make sure all bids are based on the same materials and labor rates and include any permits that may be needed for your project area (i.e., electrical).
- Ask about warranties and guarantees
Most homeowners would like some sort of guarantee that their new home will last for at least a few years (or decades!). That’s why asking questions about warranties is important when hiring a contractor. You should also ask about guarantees on labor rates or material costs if there are any snags along the way during construction or renovation projects.
Are you in need of a general contractor? Are you tired of dealing with incompetent contractors who don’t know how to build your project?
If so, then you need to call us at Phi International. We have qualified general contractors who can successfully build your project.
We are known for our quality work and reasonable pricing. We have built many homes and businesses over the years, so we know how to do it right. Our experienced team members will work hard to ensure everything is done properly and on time.
We Can Handle All Types Of Projects, Including But Not Limited To:
- Commercial buildings