Choosing an electrical construction contractor isn’t as simple as opening the phone book or searching Google for the best one in your area. Due to complex construction projects, strict budgets, demanding schedules, and compliance regulations, choosing an electrical construction contractor shouldn’t be a lackadaisical decision. To ensure your next installation is nothing short of 5-stars, here are four things you should consider when selecting your next electrical contractor.
Do Your Research
With so much information available at our fingertips, it can be tempting to read the online reviews of a company or business and make your decision based on that. However, it is essential to keep in mind that not all online reviews are reliable or authentic. Therefore, do the due diligence when conducting market research to find the right and trustworthy information. Compare the companies you have short-listed by visiting their website to better understand their services and history.
Check their Experience
No one wants to put the reins of their project into the hands of a contractor who does not have enough experience and skills in the industry. This rings especially true when it’s as complicated and complex as heavy construction and interior and core & shell construction. So, narrow down a list of potential options and check their experience by requesting their portfolio or looking at the projects listed on their website. You will feel confident selecting the right contractor for your installation when seeing the results of completed projects similar to yours.
Inspect their Versatility
When hiring the right contractor for your project, whether heavy construction, datacom, or interior and core & shell, you will want to consider how versatile they are.
- Are they a one-stop shop?
- Will you be able to design your build solutions individually, bundled, or on a turn-key basis?
- Will you need to hire multiple contractors?
- How will that affect your budget?
Get Multiple Bids
Going with the lowest bid can be tempting, however, this is not always the best approach. Getting multiple bids to compare the price and contractor’s qualifications, experience, and reputation is important. By conducting effective and timely research, you can ensure that you find a qualified contractor who will not only do the job correctly but on time and at cost.
Whether you are looking to expand your fiber routes or create a robust infrastructure that will stand the test of time, hiring the right electrical contractor for your build is one of the most critical decisions to determine its success. To talk to one of our design experts to find out if we’re the right fit for your project, firstname.lastname@example.org