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Common Questions to Ask Before Starting a Commercial Construction Project

Hiring a commercial construction company for your project is a huge undertaking. You want to make sure your company’s goals are going to go off as seamlessly as possible with experienced commercial contractors. Experience, good word-of-mouth, and quality builds in their portfolio are the marquee of the right commercial builders, so that the result exceeds your expectations. So how do you know that you’re choosing the right construction management company?

A great sign is that they are willing to answer all of your questions with patience and expertise. That’s why at MH Williams Construction Group, before we give you an estimate for your commercial construction project, we’re more than happy to spend the time with you to get all of your questions answered the right way. We make sure you feel confident and prepared that your industrial construction is going to go off without a hitch. The last thing you want is unqualified people who are going to produce subpar work. Here are some common questions to ask before starting any commercial construction project, that we hear at MH Williams Construction Group.

Question #1: Tell me about the history of your company?

With any commercial contractors, ideally, you want a company that has been in the business of commercial construction for a long time. That’s why asking about the history of the company is so important. Go for experience and a legacy of quality that they can prove as commercial construction contractors. Choosing a “new kid on the block” could be risky. Thus, picking a company with experience and proven quality work is important to receive the outcome you want of your project.

Question #2: How big is your team?

Questions about the specific team will help to let you know how many people will be involved in your commercial construction project. It’s also vital to know who your main point-person will be, as project manager. That’s the person who will oversee your project as construction management is vitally important. Plus, make sure you ask about their use of subcontractors and how qualified they are.

Question #3: What projects have you done that are similar to this one?

You want to make sure you are hiring industrial builders who have done similar projects in the commercial construction space. Hiring residential contractors for commercial projects can be a big mistake. Make sure to ask about the projects they have done that are similar to what you want. This will give you a good idea of their experience in this arena.

Question #4: Are you licensed and insured?

Ask your commercial builders if they are licensed and insured. Without these qualifications, they can put their workers in dangerous situations. They should be able to show you this proof right at the beginning. This is true even in states that don’t require their commercial builders to be licensed, bonded, and insured.

Question #5: How long will the build take?

The commercial construction company should have a definitive timeline of how long the build will take. Don’t let them give you vague information on this fact. The more time it takes them, the more money it will cost you. It’s also important to determine a set billing schedule from the company to you. This usually includes a downpayment, a few payments as the process goes along, and a final end payment when the project is completed.

MH Williams is the Leader in Commercial Construction

Of course, these five questions, and a few follow-up tasks, just scratch the surface of the information you need before hiring a commercial construction management company. When you choose a company, like ours at MH Williams Construction Group, you are getting a high-quality team with years of experience in commercial construction builds.

We are driven to surpass your highest expectations with decades in the commercial construction industry. Our clients have been from many industries. These include auto, retail, office, hospitality, and aviation, just to name a few.

Feel free to contact our team today to start your own commercial construction project with a company that knows the industry hands down. We will make your project go off without a hitch from start to finish.