Selecting the right contractors is just as important as selecting the right material.
REFERRALS are one of the best sources for names of credible companies. Consider how long the company has been serving your area. You may also consult your local Better Business Bureau, state and local licensing authorities, and also your local yellow page directory.
After you have compiled a list of possible sheet metal contractors, take time to evaluate each one carefully. A professional contractor will be happy to provide any information you require.
Set up a meeting to discuss your needs and their qualifications. If you feel confident that the contractor is truly interested in your project, ask for the company’s vital statistics.
A reputable, qualified contractor should be able to provide proof of:
References – Verify references are legitimate.
License – Check with local authorities to see that the company complies with regulations.
Workman’s Compensation & General Liability Insurance – Request the name and address of the insurance carrier, along with a copy of the company certificate.
BEWARE OF LOW BIDS WHICH CAN BE A RESULT OF INCOMPLETE INSURANCE COVERAGE, AND/OR UNSKILLED LABOR.
Company Philosophy – Discuss applications techniques and workmanship guarantees. Does the contractor stand behind his work?
Investing the time to follow these guidelines will save you time and money down the road.