Are you planning a big remodeling project on your multi-family unit? Do you need damage repair after a storm or fire? Do you want to update the units in your buildings? Hiring the right contractor can make the difference between a nightmare and good experience. It’s easy to find a local contractor, but you shouldn’t hire anyone on impulse. It is worth your time and money to do some research so you can find the right company for your needs.
One of the most important things you can do is work with someone who has a local presence. If there are problems with the project, you will have a local contact that can help you immediately. Next, the company will be properly licensed to do business in your area. There will be local references that you can check.
You should hire an experienced contractor. Inexperienced contractors often underestimate budgets because they don’t plan for the problems that typically occur during projects. Inexperienced contractors may overestimate the amount of work they can do during a period of time, causing the project to extend past the due date. They may not have reliable staff which can lead to interruptions in work flow.
Hire a company that has extensive experience with multi-family units. They will have the skill and knowledge to complete the work without inconveniencing your residents. These kinds of contractors often have experience in multiple types of work, such as roofing, electrical, plumbing, painting, remodeling and concrete. You can build a relationship with this type of company so that you can rely on them for a variety of projects.
Always check with the local Better Business Bureau for information about your contractor. You can also check reviews on Angie’s List and other online rating companies. Reliable and experienced contractors will have good reviews and no formal complaints. You can also talk to neighbors, friends and co-workers about their experiences with contractors. First-hand information can be very helpful. Your insurance company is another resource for recommendations. They often have extensive experience with contracting companies and can give you a list of reliable companies.