November 27, 2021

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5 Factors to consider when choosing a contractor

Construction companies such as Grayson Carter & Son Contracting Inc. are one of the first companies on the construction site of a new home. The foundation is possibly the most important part of building a new home. It is the glue that will hold the structure in place. With so many vital considerations to review, selecting the right contractor can be a daunting task. But proper planning and execution leads to success. 

5 Factors to consider when choosing a contractor

5 Factors to consider when choosing a contractor

The budget has been set and there is a deadline for the project. How do you choose the right contractor/homebuilder for the job?

Communication

From the start to completion of the design and construction process, questions will be asked and information will be exchanged. This will require open communication between the builder and the client. It is important to hire a contractor that understands this and is willing to communicate with you during the entire process. 

Delivery time

Research is key in this step. When considering a contractor to build your new home, review the start and completion dates offered by the contractor. Delays are a costly affair. What are the policies and guarantees offered by the contactor. Are there any guarantees offered? How new is the company? How many projects has the company completed? Have there been complaints from previous clients? These are all questions that need to be asked and considered. 

Reputation

An established company that has completed a few projects should have a reputation. Is that reputation good or bad? Quality work and great customer service will always lead to a good reputation. There are various places to review the reputation of a company, including Angie’s list and a Google search. You can ask the builder for some references. A good builder with a solid reputation won’t hesitate to give you reference details. 

Customer Service

The importance that a contractor places on customer service will reveal the level of service that you can expect to receive from the builder/contractor. If any issues or concerns arise during the design or construction process, a builder/contractor who prides themselves on great customer service will want to address the issues as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to ensure the highest levels of customer service. 

Quality of workmanship 

The quality of a contractor’s work can be assessed from previous projects. Previous customers may also be able to assist with this type of information and help you to make the decision to hire the contractor.