It’s not always easy to navigate the process of partnering with a new commercial construction company. While there are many reputable contractors in Jacksonville, there are still a few important questions to ask to find the right partnership. Whether it’s core values or budgetary issues, it’s always smart to align yourself with a business partner upfront. Here are five simple questions to ask before you hire a construction company:
1. Has the company operated under different names in the past?
This is one shady tactic often followed by businesses with a bad reputation. On the flip side, a name change could simply mean updated branding. Dig a little deeper to discover the reasoning behind their name change(s). It could indicate poor business practices.
2. Can the company provide at least three references?
You wouldn’t hire a new employee without speaking with a former boss, so why wouldn’t you do the same when hiring a commercial construction company? Speaking with their references can provide insight into the company’s quality of work and reputation.
3. Do the company and its team have all the required licenses?
Your company’s livelihood is on the line when you work with unlicensed and uninsured businesses. To avoid lawsuits and fines, check to see if the commercial construction company is up to date with state and local requirements.
4. How long has the company been in business?
Longevity often means trustworthiness and expertise. We’re not saying newer companies don’t deserve your business, but a peace of mind comes from a business with roots in the community.
5. What are some of the company’s past projects?
If the commercial construction company was able to answer the first four questions with no problem, then this one should be no different. Any company rooted in the Florida construction community can provide at least two case studies for you to review. Bonus points if they’re able to list projects similar to yours.
ARC Construction Checks All the Boxes for Your Next Project
Our team of professionals has what it takes to be the next commercial construction company you hire. ARC Construction has proudly served the Jacksonville community for over 15 years. We take pride in our reputation, portfolio and experience.
Reach out to us today to chat about your upcoming project.