There are many elements to consider when exploring commercial contractors in Brooklyn, especially if this is your first time. For many, this can be a daunting process; it can take quite a bit of time to evaluate your options, let alone narrowing them down, and deciding based on your specific criteria.
However, if you prepare in advance and identify your most pressing questions to ask your contractor, you can save not only time, but the headaches of back and forth with multiple contractors who likely don’t meet your needs.
With over three decades of experience, we’ve come to understand what it takes to deliver unrivaled results in New York. Here’s some key advice to consider when you’re looking for a commercial contractor in Brooklyn.
Tip #1: Ask about their business’ existence
Right off the bat, you’ll want to know how long the contractor has been in business. While years do not always equate to ensuring they are the right candidate for your needs, it is a good indicator of whether or not they have what it takes to routinely deliver quality structures for a variety of clients.
Having a minimum number of years in mind can help you separate more established contractors than those who may still be earning the respect and trust of not only clients, but others in their space. If possible, make a point to check out their latest work compared to some of their earlier projects.
#2 Compare projects to your needs
Once you’ve established how long they’ve been in business and had a chance to look into their previous work, ask yourself this: are any of their previous structures similar to mine? While no two projects will be exactly alike, you can get a good idea of whether or not they will likely be able to meet your needs.
Some commercial contractors operate in niche spaces, while others more basic or functional. You’ll want to look for a contractor who understands your needs, but who can also help provide guidance or offer input to really elevate your concept if needed. Their past work will be a good indicator of their ability to pivot from one specificity to another.
Tip #3: Determine the designer
In many cases, the contractor will design their own plans using their own architects and engineers. However, some contractors outsource their designs to a third party. You may have reservations about outsourcing, so make sure you find out if the designs will be created by the firm or by someone else.
It’s also never a bad idea to come to the contractor with design plans of your own. You don’t have to have each detail finalized, but if you’ve got a specific idea in mind, it may be best for you to give your contractor as much detail and notice as possible so they can cater their design closer to your needs from the onset.
Tip #5: Trust the professionals
If you stick to the previous questions and come to your contractor with specific questions, your chances of finding a quality, trustworthy contractor are much greater than going in just on hear-say and online reviews alone.
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