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Answering Common Commercial Construction Questions

Answering Common Commercial Construction Questions

by Proforma Construction, February 20, 2020

Need help with your commercial construction project?  Then these answers can help.

If you are looking to undertake a commercial construction project, then you might not know where to start.  Rather than hiring the first commercial contractor you speak to, it’s important to understand a little more about the industry.  To help you make informed decisions, your Pleasanton contractor answers some of the most common commercial construction questions that clients have.

  • If there a difference between residential and commercial construction?

While many clients assume that all types of construction are the same, this simply isn’t the case.  Usually, construction work can be divided into two main categories; residential and commercial.  Residential construction projects have to do with building homes or other types of dwellings for individuals and families.  In contrast, commercial construction projects are those that serve businesses.  For instance, commercial construction can range anywhere from building a new office building in the heart of a city to building a factory on the outskirts of town.  Because the scale, permit requirements, and level of expertise differ widely, you could not hire a residential contractor to work a commercial construction project.

  • How do I choose a commercial contractor?

When choosing a commercial contractor, there are many characteristics that you should look for.  For instance, you should check online reviews to ensure that past clients have had a positive experience working with the contractor.  Another thing to look at is the contractor’s portfolio.  You want to make sure that they have extensive experience completing projects similar to yours.  You should also question prospective contractors about how the proposed timeline and cost of the project.  Their answers could sway you one way or another.  Finally, you need to verify that the contractor you are considering has the proper permits, documentation, and insurance coverage before officially hiring them to complete work on your behalf.

  • What kind of commercial construction services are there?

Commercial construction is a broad category that encompasses many distinct services.  Within the overarching category of commercial construction, there are more specific sub-categories of service, including pre-construction, project management, design-build, building, and so on.  For a more detailed look at the different types of commercial construction services available, please click HERE.

These are the answers to some of the most common commercial construction questions.  Do you have additional questions about your commercial construction needs?  If so, then contact your Pleasanton contractor at Proforma Construction.   Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.