Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Contractor

At Twin Maple Construction, we know that hiring a reputable contractor who has experience working on projects similar to yours can save you time, money, and frustration in the long run. That is why our professional team has put together a list of questions to ask before hiring a contractor that will help you make an informed decision about who you should hire to work on your project.

What Should You Ask Before Hiring a Contractor?

Some of the questions you should ask before hiring a contractor include:

1. What Similar Projects Have You Worked on?

One of the most important things that you should look for is a contractor who has experience working on similar construction projects. When finding out about past projects, make sure to also find out if those projects were successful and if they were completed on time and on budget.

2. What Kind of Insurance Coverage do You Carry?

Since some contractors may be underinsured and may cause more damage than they are insured for, make sure to choose a commercial contractor who is not only licensed but also carries enough insurance to cover the needs of the job.

3. Do You Have Site Supervisors?

Ensuring that the contractor has site supervisors will help ensure that you will only have one main point of contact that you will be dealing with throughout the course of the entire project.

4. What do You Rely on Subcontractors for?

Since most commercial contractors tend to use subcontractors, make sure to find out exactly what they will be used for and what parts of the job will be completed inhouse.

5. What is Your Payment Schedule?

It is always a good idea to be upfront with your contractor about money, especially during the early parts of the construction process. Making sure that you are on the same page about when payments are due, what the payment terms are, and how much everything costs will help make the entire process smoother.

6. How Many Projects do You Work on Concurrently?

It is important to have a clear idea of how busy or spread thin the commercial contractor may be during the course of your project, as this can affect the likelihood that the project will be completed on time.

If you would like to learn more questions to ask before hiring a contractor, or if you are interested in our commercial contracting services, please contact Twin Maple Construction at 604-854-6790 or by filling out a contact form on our website.