How to Hire a General Contractor: What to Consider When Selecting a General Contractor For Your Project

August 19, 2020

 

So you’ve just thought of an amazing idea for remodeling your home, but you can’t do it on your own. Your next step is to look for the best general contractor in your area who can make your vision a reality.But where do you start? Below we’ve included some criteria to consider before hiring a general contractor for your project. 

Experience

When looking for a general contractor, there is no doubt that you want to hire someone who has the experience, so you know that they can excel when completing your project.Some good questions to ask your prospective general contractor is how many years they’ve been in business and about how many projects they do a month. You should also ask them what they specialize in.Take a look at our About Page! Onsite Construction has been in business for over 14 years and our pros have an average of 15 years in the trade.

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Certifications/Licensure

Hiring a state licensed contractor will ensure that they meet the qualifications regulated by the state.When selling your home you will want to have work completed by a state-licensed contractor, so that it is recognized in transactions.As a state-licensed contractor in Florida, Onsite Construction holds all contractors and project managers to a high standard of completing certifications such as:

  • -Certified Remodeler
  • -Certified Lead Carpenter
  • -Universal Design Certified Professional
  • -Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • -Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician

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References/Positive Reputation

References are another good quality to look for in your general contractor.References may be on the general contractor’s website, or if not, ask them for references. You can also search to see if the general contractor has positive reviews.Onsite Construction has a page dedicated to client testimonials. We love working with our clients and look forward to hearing their feedback.

Turnaround Time

When you’re excited about a project you want to complete, the last thing you want to hear is that you have to wait for an extensive amount of time for your project to get started.Ask the general contractor approximately when they can expect to start the project, along with when it should be expected to be completed.Onsite Construction includes a timeline as part of the construction budget and contract. So our clients stay well informed about when their project is to begin, what will occur at each stage of the project and when the project is expected to finish.

Material Suppliers

The material suppliers that the general contractor uses are also important. You want to hire a general contractor who uses high-quality materials so that your project will last longer.Using locally-sourced building materials is also more environmentally friendly.Onsite Construction is proud to use local material supply houses and vendors who are trusted by homeowners and professionals. We take pride in knowing we are supplying our clients with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Ready to schedule a consultation? Contact us today!

Communication

When hiring a general contractor, it is important to hire someone who has exceptional communication skills.You want the communication between you and your general contractor to be clear, so that you know the exact specifications of your project from the price to the deposit, to the start date, and more.We have an entire team dedicated to customer service. From the initial consultation until the final invoice, our clients are in the know and have a team of experts at their finger-tips if they ever have any questions about their project. Check out our Contact Page to see the many ways we can be reached![caption id="attachment_1513" align="alignnone" width="560"]

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Why You Should Choose Onsite

When you decide on Onsite Construction to complete your project, rest assured we will exceed your expectations.Our general contractor has over 20 years of experience working on both residential and commercial projects.We specialize in custom home builds, full home remodels, home additions, commercial tenant improvements, commercial remodels and fire, water, and storm damage restorations.Materials used in your project will come from high-quality, local suppliers, and our project managers will provide professional and clear communication.Ready to schedule your initial consultation? Contact us at 813-892-9009 / contact@onsiteresidential.com

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