Planning to build a prefab solution anytime soon? If yes, then it’s time you start looking for the right commercial construction company. Considering the following factors can help you gain insights about the commercial construction companies that you are considering, and help you pick the right one for your next project.
The primary thing that you must consider is the experience that the company has. An established firm that has been there in the industry for a long time will mostly provide excellent service and workmanship. They know their job well and follow the right process of fabrication, assembly, and installation. They clearly know the rules to follow and codes to meet while erecting a new structure. Thus, the first thing you must do is ask the companies you are considering for their years of experience. Find out for how many years they have been providing services. Also, find out how many projects that have completed to date. Opt for a company that was established long ago and has completed several projects like yours. However, also consider other aspects before finalizing.
Availability and Promptness
Do you want to wait for hours just before getting in touch with a construction company’s representative just to get answers to your questions? No, right? Hence, consider how available commercial construction companies are. Give them a call or send them an email and see how promptly they respond to you. Do they do it within a few hours or they take a week to reply to your email? Do they receive the phone call after 10-12 rings or just after 1-2? Opt for the company that’s easily available to provide what you are looking for.
Also, see how well they can answer your queries. These company representatives should have insights about their organization and their industry. Opt for someone who’s prompt and knowledgeable.
While some companies provide traditional construction services, some only provide modular and pre-engineered construction. Some commercial construction companies provide both of these. You must find the company that specializes in modular constructions at least, as that is what you are looking for. Find out which industries they cater to. Also, understand if they only erect a structure once or also specialize in adding a wing or floor to the existing ones. Based on the services that match your expectations, select a company that provides them all.
Looking at the past work and reputation of all the commercial construction companies is essential, as it will help you understand what kind of company they are and how well their projects are. Start with digging out some information. Check their websites and look at the clients that they have worked with. Are some of them known and reputed ones? Next, talk to these company representatives, and ask for a few references for your research. Ask for three to four references including past clients, architects, and subcontractors they have worked with. Talk to these people and find out what kind of experience they had with their respective commercial construction companies. Were they able to complete the work within time? Was there any legal issue the company was involved in? What was the quality of material used? Once you know all of this, and you are satisfied with the information, move on to knowing more about their reputation. Read testimonials on their websites and reviews on their Google listings and Facebook pages. Choose a company that has a good past record and reputation with past connections.
It is essential for all the professionals to share a good rapport with each other. Only then will a project be truly successful. It is easy to complete the project anyhow even when the laborers don’t have good relationships among them. But good relationships ensure better productivity and output. The better and more open the communication, the less the misunderstandings, which leads to a good final task. Therefore, find out how close and comfortable the workers of a company are with each other. Pick up one of the commercial construction companies and find out relationships between engineers, architects, planners, prefabricators, builders, and all other workers involved. Talk to as many of them as you can to find out how good the management skills are. If you see that they all are on peaceful terms and can manage any project well, choose that company.
When comparing multiple options of commercial construction companies, look at various aspects. Explain your project in detail to a company, and ask for their pricing structure for the project. They should bid on the scope of the building project and not what you are looking for. Ask questions and find out what all will be included in the quote. Does this only include the fabrication and transport of modules to the desired site? Does it include labor charges? Does it include insurance and other safety-related fees? Also, ask for exclusions. Answers to these questions will help you decide whether the company you are considering is worth selecting, or it is just too expensive for the work. A good company will give you honest and right pricing, and you need to select that company along with considering other factors mentioned above.
Choosing the best one out of countless commercial construction companies can be daunting. But by diligently considering these factors and spending time comparing your options, you will be able to choose the right construction company as per needs.
Cormode & Dickson can be your ideal choice for prefabricated construction projects. We have been providing quality and custom construction services with precision in Edmonton, Calgary, and Fort McMurray.