Do you want your construction job done or done Right? Now you are asking, what does this mean?
There are many factors to consider in getting a construction job done. It starts with knowing what you want and getting a bid. Here are a couple things to take into consideration:
Do you know what type of construction you are wanting? If so, write it down. This will be the starting process for getting bids. Detail as much as you can so you can get a good means for comparing the incoming bids. If you are having trouble getting these details pulled together, enlist the help of a full time contractor that you can get references on. This contractor will be able to get plans drawn up for you. You want to be able to compare apples to apples in talking with the contractors before you make a decision.
After you have defined the project, line up several contractors to bid on your job. Give them a couple weeks to review and get back with you on their bid for your project.
Set a time with each contractor to accept and review their bid. Be prepared to call a second meeting to review all the details within each bid.
Select the contractor, after verifying references and settling all open issues and questions.
How do you know you are selecting the right contractor? Let’s look at the bid review process.
Did the bids come in close to each other? If so, your details, plans, etc were awesome. However, if the bids are extremely low and high, it’s possible something was not included or information misunderstood. This is why you want to compare them all. What are you getting for that low, middle, and high bid? Quality, details, longevity, fully completed job, proper prep, engineering, permits, will there be additional charges, etc. are a few things to be considered.
If you want the job done right that sometimes means you pay more. Additional cost could always make a lower bid climb higher than the middle or high bid. If you take a low bid, get it in writing and stick to it. However, you might not get the final results you were expecting. The most critical thing with any contractor is the reputation they have. Check their references. Have they been doing this kind of work very long? Is this their full time job? Any job can be done, but will it be done Right?
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