Top 5 things to Look for in a General Contractor

You find yourself in the market for some type construction project like re-construction, remodeling, construction, or demolition for either a residential or commercial site and need to find a general contractor. This is an important project, and with such an important project should come a reliable and efficient general contractor. Having a poor general contractor, whose work is not what was promised, can cost you a fortune - why you should be penalized for their wrongdoing? To avoid these mishaps and disappointments, you should make sure the general contractor you hire is one whose values compliment your own.


Take a look at these 5 things that you should keep in mind when looking for a general contractor.


Honesty & Integrity


You ask how to do this: Research. This may seem a little vague, however, there are resources to help you verify their work and experience. For starters, talk to family, friends, neighbors, co-workers or anyone you know who has been in business with the specific general contractor. If possible, see if you can look at the work they received from the contractors; seeing is believing. Another way to check for a contractor’s honesty and integrity is to look at the ratings and reviews that people have posted on a website you trust. People are usually very honest in the comfort of their home behind a computer screen. But, if those options still leave you with questions, add words like “scam” or “rip-off”  when looking up the company to check to the company’s reputation for providing ethical and consistent results.


A Good Fit


The general contractor you decide to hire should be a good fit for you. What are your personality and style like? What are theirs like? It is helpful to know this information to get exactly what you are looking for, and maybe even more. If you are a warm person who likes the same approach, a smaller more intimate company might suit you. These types of contractors are ones who you will have more of a relationship with. They are the ones who use few subcontractors and come in daily. But, if you are looking for something quick, a larger or corporate contractor might suit