The role of a residential or commercial contractor is more important (and complex) than you might think. Your entire construction experience comes down to the contractor you hire. We can’t stress this enough — your decision can’t be taken lightly. The ARC Construction team has worked hard to become some of the most trustworthy and skilled contractors in Jacksonville. If this is your first time hiring someone in this space, here are four key characteristics to look for in a contractor:
Official System for Time and Project Management
A clear sign of professionalism and organization is how a business manages appointments. It’s not off-color to ask a contractor how they manage their time. A great indicator of professional practices includes the use of Google Calendar, digital appointment trackers and automated appointment email reminders for clients.
History of Keeping Projects On-Time and In-Budget
We’re sure you can agree with us on the importance of a contractor sticking to the agreed-upon terms. While some projects experience inevitable delays or unforeseen costs, it’s important to work with a contractor who does their best to keep their word. If someone constantly pushes you to up your budget, it’s a clear sign they may be implementing shady business practices.
Fully Licenced and Insured to Demonstrate Financial Stability
It’s important to verify the stability of a contractor’s business. You’ll likely need to contact your contractor at some point once the project is complete. If you need their help years down the road, you want to make sure their doors will still be open. Request financial references — from a bank and bonding companies, for example — and proof of full insurance.
Maintains a List of References to Prove Reputation
Most reputable residential and commercial contractors keep a list of names and contact information of clients and architects with whom they’ve worked. Our best advice? Ask for it. There’s nothing more valuable than hearing the first-hand account of someone else’s experience.
Clear Reasons to Partner with ARC Construction on Your Next Project
We follow these key practices and many more through every part of our business. When you work with ARC Construction, you immediately recognize the quality of our people and our procedures.
If you’re on the hunt for a new commercial or residential contractor, ARC Construction is the crew for the job. Give us a call today to get started.