Things to consider when hiring a contractor

When planning your next project, it’s important to consider who you’re going to hire to make sure everything gets done properly and on time. So what can you do to make sure you get the right contractor for the job? At Dawson construction, we pride ourselves on doing the best job possible when it comes to completing your project. Here are a few things to keep in mind when hiring a contractor:

Make sure they’re licensed and insured

Having a license is the best way to verify the credibility of any potential contractor. This will minimize the chances that you have the job done poorly and not to your exact specifications.

Insurance is also important. Say for example one of their workers gets hurt on your property. If your contractor doesn’t have the proper insurance, you could become liable. The same goes for damage that occurs to property that surrounds the area near your project.

Shop around
When searching for the right contractor, it’s important that you get bids from several different companies before deciding on which to hire. Remember, you shouldn’t always go with the lowest price. A low price could indicate subpar work, while a higher bid might be the mark of a contractor who will do thorough work and get the job done to your exact specifications. Getting multiple bids will give you a better idea of which contractor is right for you.

Look at their past work
Looking at past work is a good indicator of the kind of quality you’ll be paying for. It will allow you to get a better idea of their style and the different types of projects they’re capable of completing.

Write up a detailed contract before work begins
All the details of the job should be present in the contract before any work begins. Things to include range from: brands of materials being installed, start and completion dates, exact costs and written specifications of the given job.

Hire a contractor that specializes in your type of job
Different contractors specialize in different jobs. Be sure to hire a contractor who works regularly on the same types of jobs that you want to hire them for.

If you’re looking for a general contractor in Fort St John or Kamloops, contact us at Dawson Construction. We specialize in Highway construction, excavation and road building throughout British Columbia. Take a look at our different services and start planning your next project today.

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