ONE Question is All You Need to Ask Yourself When Hiring Your Next Contractor
Hiring a contractor can feel overwhelming. But there is just ONEquestion you need to ask yourself when hiring your next contractor…
What do my family and I value?
Answering this question honestly is the key. In my opinion the answer should be what drives the majority, if not all, of the decision-making process.
What Do You Value? Is it communication, a comfort level, written contracts, employees or subcontractors, owner-operator vs. a company that has a dedicated office staff, years of experience, warranties, cleanliness, adequate insurance, reviews, performing work on the side, insurance, the list goes on and on… What you value as important may be completely different then what your neighbor’s value.
Notice how I said nothing about price. If you can answer this one question, the price, will fall into line.
TWO EXAMPLES OF VALUE:
Type Of Contractor
What You Value
Plenty of experience
Usually no written policies or procedures
Communication unintentionally not a high priority
Work will most likely be completed nights and weekends
Communication may be slow
Work may be okay
Corners may be cut due to lower price or speed
Owner has to be performing the work
Work has to be decent
Project has to be completed quickly
Company with employees
Proven procedures and policies
Communication will be quick and thorough
Work completed in a timely manner
Follow up calls made to assure quality of work and satisfaction were achieved
Employees, not subcontractors
Comfortable with the team chosen
There are exception to every rule but understanding what you VALUE brings you to ask the contractor the RIGHT questions, because, you see, hiring the right contractor is about what you need.