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What to Ask a General Contractor Before Hiring

Before you hire a general contractor, there are a few questions you should ask them. At RJT Construction, we wanted to provide some tips regarding what you should be asking contractors during the interview stage of starting a building project. Read on to learn more!

Qualifications & References for General Contractors

When hiring anybody, it’s important to know that they are competent and can complete your job to a high standard. Make sure to ask for the qualifications and experience of your general contractors, as well as references of other clients if possible.

General Contractor Project Suggestions

When you’re hiring a contractor, you’re looking for somebody with experience. Don’t be afraid to ask their professional opinion on specific or general aspects of your plans. If you’re unsure about something, want clarification, or simply can’t decide between two things, ask for suggestions for your project and your contractor will likely be more than happy to assist.

Contractor Insurance Coverage

Sometimes when it comes to construction companies, things can just go wrong and they can’t be predicted or prevented. In those cases, it’s important that the contractor is covered by insurance to make the process run a lot smoother. Make sure to check what kind of coverage your contractor has and confirm that it is appropriate for your project.

General Contractor Formalities

For any contractor, it’s important to have a written agreement or contract in place. This covers everyone involved in the event of a dispute or disagreement. Written contracts also make sure that aspects such as price, project deadlines, and formalities are all agreed upon beforehand and cannot be changed without approval.

Ensure Superior Commercial Construction Results in Houston

Now that you know what you should be asking, it’s time to get out there and find a contractor. Here at RJT Construction in Houston, we would be happy to discuss your needs and our experience to see if we’re the right fit for your commercial general contractor needs.