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Is It Important For My Contractor To Have Similar Experience?

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 9:59:00 AM by Eric Dokey

Is It Important For My Contractor To Have Similar Experience

Similar experience is an important thing to think about when it comes to choosing a commercial painting contractor. Hiring a contractor who has experience doing the type of work you want done can make the job go much more smoothly than if you hired someone without commercial experience. This is because there are elements related to working on a commercial job that have to be approached differently than with residential jobs. You need to find a painting contractor who has similar experience working within the type of budget and timeline you have for your project. Professionalism is another area where previous commercial painting experience is important.  

Budget

A painting company with similar commercial experience should understand why it's necessary to sticking to your budget. For large commercial jobs, little overages may not seem like a big deal. But, an experienced commercial painting contractor will understand how these overages can add up in the end. If the project goes way over the budget it can start taking a toll on your ability to run your business. Talk in length with any painting contractors you consider about the types of jobs they have done in the past. Look for someone who has worked on a building similar in size to yours so you can be confident that they can take care of the scope of the work. You can also ask how close their estimates usually are to the final cost of jobs. The answer to that question will help you determine how much margin you need to build into your painting budget.

Timeline

Similar experience is very important when it comes to keeping to a timeline. You may have tenants, clients, or both that need to go in and out of your building. Keeping a strict timeline can keep the disruption that the project causes to your business to a minimum. A painting contractor with previous commercial experience should be able to provide you with an accurate quote of how long the project will take. Delays are always a possibility, but an experienced commercial contractor will be able to give you the most accurate timeline estimate.

Professionalism

Hiring a painting contractor with similar experience working on commercial projects will increase the likelihood that they have the appropriate level of professionalism to work on your building. This is very important if they are going to come in contact with your tenants or your clientele. A contractor with a high level of professionalism will be able to appropriately handle interactions with anyone who comes into your building. Another aspect to professionalism is the appearance of your building while the project is underway. There is always a certain level of mess that comes with having a building or room painted but that mess should not include the trash from yesterday’s lunch. A top notch contractor will consider details like these an important part of doing a good job.

As you can see, choosing a contractor with experience that is similar to your project is incredibly important, and can save you a lot of time, effort, stress and money. Take your time and ask the right questions before you decide which contractor to hire for your project.

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