Hiring Contractors for Commercial Renovation

When it comes to commercial renovation, it takes a skilled contractor familiar with the challenges of commercial properties to help you maximize your return on investment. Failure to maintain your property can deter potential tenants and create dissatisfaction with current ones, making your need for consistent attention and creative design important to your success. Choosing the right contractor for the renovation is just as important to your building’s success.

Interview Prospective Candidates

Before you submit an inquiry for a bid, contact several potential contractors and conduct an interview concerning their experience and past projects similar to your plans. Visit buildings they have renovated  and speak with current residents or customers for confirmation on quality or potential challenges for your own customers.

Interviewing the prospective contractors allows you to see how they will accommodate your current tenants or customer during the renovation. Find out their plans for the construction to function around the property rather than the other way around. Their priorities should mimic yours for the property.

Discuss the Details

After initial interviews and you have narrowed down the list of potential contractors, have an in-depth meeting that looks at the details of the project. Look at the structure of the company, and how they will allot resources to project. How will the scope of work and their timeline affect tenants and customers? Determine how they accommodate working hours, neighborhood or street concerns or parking lots and landscaping on the property.

Ask for References

Always ask for references from a contractor’s prior clients. Ask for similar projects and names of contacts who worked directly with the contracting team. Also, it is acceptable to inquire about the potential employees that will be working your location. Check individual qualifications and their length of time with the company.

Hiring the right contractor for your commercial renovation could be the difference between a quality upgrade or construction chaos. Keep these tips in mind as you start the search for a qualified renovation company.