Choosing a company to demolish your building is an uphill task. There are many companies out there who promise quality only to deliver poor results. Hence, there is need for thorough research in order to get the right company. Here are a few tips you can use to ensure you get the right contractor for the job.
Ask for Recommendations
Asking for recommendations is a good way to start your search, especially if you don’t know where to begin from. Talk to friends, business associates and workmates who recently demolished their buildings to give you referrals to the contractors they worked with. If you don’t have a friend, business associate or workmate who can refer you to a suitable contractor, then check with your state’s construction department to see if you can get some referrals there.
Do not settle for the recommended company without conducting background check on them. Just because your friend or workmate had a good experience does not guarantee you will have a similar experience. In fact, to be on the safer side, get at least four recommendations and do a background search on each one of them. Search online review websites such as Angie’s List, Consumer Review and Better Business Bureau to see what people say about the demolition company. Make sure you the company you choose has positive reviews as well as good ratings.
Schedule an Interview
From your online search, you should at least identify two to three companies whom you think meet your search criteria. Schedule an interview with each of these companies to get a better perspective of what they do. The interview can be done over the phone or physically, depending on your schedule and convenience. It is wise to prepare a list of questions you are going to ask during the interview. These could include how much the company chargers, how many years they have been in business, what are their past projects, who are going to work on the project and any other question you might want to seek answers to. During the interview, see how the respondent handles your questions. Good respondents should listen carefully and answer your questions precisely.
Talk to References
Every company has a list of customers they have worked with in the past. Before you finish the interview, ask the respondent to give you at least five people they have helped demolish their buildings. Try as much as you can and reach out to them individually. Ask them what approach the company took to work on their projects and how much their charged. Let them tell you whether they were fully satisfied with the final outcomeor whether they think the company could have done better. Finally, let them tell what they think of the company and whether they can recommend it to someone else.
Demolishing a building is something that attracts a lot of attention from the locals and authorities. Any wrong move can lead to catastrophic events and endless legal battles. Hence, you need to make sure you get the right company to do the job perfectly.