Most homeowners say they had a hard time trying to make a choice on which company they should use. A home is one of the most expensive investments that most people have, choosing the wrong company to do the construction can led to the structure becoming weak after some years. There are so many construction companies, it can be a challenge settling for one company among the many. Look out for the following factors when choosing a building company.
If you have neighbors or family members who used a construction company when building their home, ask them for referrals. One advantage of asking for referrals from people close to you, they will give you an honest opinion.
Location is another factor you should consider when choosing a construction company. Considering how long construction takes before its finalized, it is time saving and economical to go for a company based in your area. You can call the construction company you are intending to use and ask them if they are located in your area.
Before you settle for a construction company, it is advisable do your homework and research more on the company. Go to the internet and check reviews that have been done on the company. Go through the customer testimonies on the company’s website. If you find unresolved complains filed against the company by clients, that is a red flag and you should avoid dealing with the company.
Does the construction company have any customer references? If the construction company is reluctant on giving you their reference list, that is a red flag and its best you avoid dealing with the company. Spare some time and call some of the clients the company has worked with in the past. It is important to ask the references, if company has a good customer service, if they liked the structure that was constructed and many more. Impressed clients will always give you a positive response.
What budget have you set aside to cater for the whole construction? You can ask for bids from at least 3 reputable companies then compare. However, don’t choose a company charging the lowest in the market, the chances of them using bad quality material and lacking experienced contractors is high.
Has the construction company been registered and licensed by the state? A reputable construction company should have an office, before any work begins have a contract signed by you and the company. If you want to deal with a credible construction company, ensure the company you have settled for has been accredited by reputable association in this field, such associations usually vet construction companies before they can accredit them.
It is requirement for all construction companies to be insured and bonded. In case the construction workers get injured while working the insurance cover will cater for their medical bills.