What to Look for When Hiring a Contractor

Hiring a pavement maintenance contractor—or any contractor for that matter—can be taxing for a property owner or manager. That’s because the problems you need solved and the work you need done can be costly, time-consuming, and potentially disruptive to tenants and communities. So, it’s important to ask the right questions when making your hiring decision. Here are some tips:

Ask to See a State License.

In most instances, contractors must be licensed by the state, so confirm that the contractor has completed this step.

Ask for Proof of Insurance.

In this day and age, no contractor should be without insurance—both for their protection and for yours.

Look for Longevity.

Just because a company has been around for years doesn’t guarantee quality work and a good working relationship. But the odds are in your favor if the company you hire has been around for awhile.

Check References.

Any contractor worth his (or her) salt will be happy to provide references for you. Take the time to make a few calls.

Visit the Contractor on a Jobsite.

Contractors are always working, and you can gain insight into their work process by watching them on someone else’s job before you sign on the dotted line.

Spend Some Time on Their Website.

A good website doesn’t assure a quality job or contractor (just like a great website doesn’t guarantee it, either). But a few minutes spent online will give you additional insight into services they perform, jobs they’ve done, and possibly some comments from their customers.

Check out the Company’s Better Business Bureau Rating.

This shouldn’t necessarily rule in or out a contractor, but more knowledge is better.

When you’re ready to hire a contractor for your next paving or concrete job, give us a call! We’ll be happy to give you all the details necessary to make the best, informed decision for your property.

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