A general contractor oversees the project, from the equipment used to the communication between all parties. He or she is the main point of contact through the entire process. The right general contractor will ensure work is completed in a systematic and timely manner.
When choosing a general contractor, look for:
- Experience – Hiring a reliable firm is one of the most important things you can do. Your general contractor should have numerous years of experience as well as experience working on the type of building you wish to construct. Our team has been in the business for over 30 years and counting. Plus, we have worked on office spaces, fitness centers, and much more.
- Referrals – You want a general contractor who is reputable. Ask about the last project he or she worked on, and make sure to collect any referrals. Having multiple perspectives will give you a better idea of what to expect.
- Organization – Does your potential general contractor know which building permits you will need? Does he or she know how to obtain them? Permits confirm your commercial project will be meeting building and zoning requirements. This documentation also ensures your building will be safely constructed.
- Subcontractors – Investigate how they manage their subcontractors. When we look for an additional team to help us take on the project, we look for a firm that can best complete the job.
We urge you to interview multiple candidates for a general contracting position. No matter who you choose, trust is important. After all, they will be working on your commercial building for a few (or even several) months. So, make sure they are bonded, licensed, and insured.
Choosing a general contractor is a huge undertaking, but making the right choice will ensure a quick and safe construction process. Please contact us anytime if you would like to learn more about how to find a general contractor in Barrington, IL or one of its surrounding suburbs. We hope you consider us for your commercial project.