When you are working to build your commercial business building in Las Vegas from the ground up, selecting the right builder is a huge part of the process – and ultimately will determine the success of your commercial construction. With all of the overwhelming decisions that come with commercial construction, choosing a commercial contractor can be difficult. Here are some things that we at Design Builders recommend you should look for to make choosing your contractor easy.
Before you make any calls to contractors, you should ask around for recommendations. Other business contacts, material suppliers, vendors, subcontractors, and neighbors will all be great resources to you for reputable recommendations. Some questions you should ask when looking for recommendations are:
– Was the project completed on time?
– Was communication direct and easy with the contractor?
– Did the contractor personally supervise the work?
– Did the project stay within budget?
Once you have a few names in mind, look up each contractor. Do your research, and find out all you can about them and previous projects they have done.
To meet most local jurisdiction requirements, contractors need to be licensed and carry insurance. When you are doing your research, be sure to check for these two important credentials. Most commercial contractors will have all their licensing online on their business page. If you cannot find this information, you should call them and request verification. You can also verify insurance by calling the listed insurance company. It is also important to compare coverage policies from one contractor to the next – it can vary tremendously. Insurance is important to protect workers from injuries and your property from damages that could occur during the construction process. Making sure the contractor you hire is licensed, in compliance with building codes and standards, and law-abiding will protect your existing business and ensure the best results.
It is important to set up a face-to-face meeting with the contractors you are considering before you make your decision. Different contractors have different styles and finding one who is compatible with you will make all the difference in having a good experience and successful outcome. Pay attention to different communication styles and levels of involvement. You need to clarify your expectations, like how often you want updates and whether you prefer them in-person or over the phone. Clearly stating these parameters before any decision is made will ensure that you and the contractor you decide to hire are on the same page. Look for a contractor who will make you feel comfortable and confident in both your plan and their ability to achieve it.
While cost should not be the primary determining factor, it is still a huge part of deciding which company to go with – after all, this is a business we are talking about. Be sure that the proposal you submit is as detailed as possible so that you can ensure all of your bids include all of the things you are wanting. Once the contractors have reviewed your project, they will come up with plans and estimated costs to give you a bid. It may be overwhelming when trying to compare bids, so the best place to start is to assess the relative value of the services offered and make the best choice for your business’s needs. When choosing a bid, you should also consider the experience behind each contractor, the range of services offered, and their reputation along with the cost. Affordability is important, but do not sacrifice quality.
If you are ready to begin commercial construction in the Las Vegas area, let Design Builders make choosing a contractor easy. At Design Builders, we understand that each project is unique, and we will provide customized solutions to fit your needs. We have been serving the Las Vegas area for over 30 years, so you know you can trust Design Builders to deliver exceptional results on time and within budget. The best move for your business is to let Design Builders bring your commercial construction project to life.