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Questions You Should Definitely ask Your General Contractor

Questions You Should Definitely ask Your General Contractor

by Proforma Construction, February 12, 2019

Ask your contractor these questions before you begin your commercial construction project.

Sometimes, it can be difficult to find the perfect general contractor to handle your commercial construction projects.  However, asking the right questions can help you evaluate different candidates and determine who will be a right fit for your construction vision.  Here are some of the important questions that you should ask your Pleasanton contractor before breaking ground on your next commercial building project.

Question 1: “Do you have prior experience with this type of project?”

As a client, it’s important that you find an experienced and reliable contractor to handle your building project.  Before you agree to work with a contractor, ask about their previous projects and evaluate the timelines and success of these projects.  Knowing that a contractor has had past success with projects like your own will give you peace of mind as you move forward.

Question 2: “Can you provide a timeline?”

If you’ve decided to move forward with a general contractor, then you should ask if they can draw you up a detailed timeline of the project.  This will help you get a better idea of how your contractor manages projects, how they organize their scheduling, and when you can expect the project to be completed.  Additionally, having a detailed timeline beforehand will allow you to prepare different aspects of the project, like adjusting your budget and ordering materials.

Question 3: “Who will be my main contact during construction?”

You should always ask your general contractor to provide a specific contact person during the construction process.  This way you will know exactly who to turn to if you have questions, want an update, or need to make changes to the plan.  Additionally, having a single point of contact with keep lines of communication open and ensure that your voice is heard.

These are some of the essential questions that you should ask your Pleasanton contractor during your commercial construction process.  Are you looking for the right general contractor to take care of your commercial construction needs?  If so, then contact the experts at Proforma Construction.  Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.