As you spend more and more time in business you will likely develop relationships with various types of service providers as different needs appear. For example, you may already have working relationships with a cleaning service provider, pest control company, and accounting firm because you needed those early on in your business. If your building needs to be painted, cleaned, or touched up then it is time that you establish a working relationship with a local painting contractor. You can choose a commercial painting contractor that is right for your current and future needs by looking into their portfolio, license status, reputation, and amount of time spent in your local community.
Look at their portfolio
When you consider a particular commercial painting contractor for a project at your business you need to take a close look at the contractor’s portfolio. A professional portfolio will give you a glimpse into the type of results the contractor will provide. You can also ask for the address of businesses in your area that the contractor has painted. This will allow you to see their handiwork in person.
Ask about their license status
The commercial painting contractor you choose for your business should have an active contractor license from the state of California. This type of license protects you – the consumer – from contractors that may provide poor customer service or an unfinished product. You can ask for a license number from the contractors you are considering and look up their status online.
Research their reputation
You can learn a lot about the reputation of a painting contractor if you know where to look. Start with your circle of family, friends, and fellow business owners and learn about their experience with a particular painting contractor. You may find that someone you know has used one of the contractors you are considering. You can also look online for reviews and opinions of the various painting contractors. Looking into each of these avenues will help you narrow your options and choose the best contractor for the job.
Ask about time spent in your community
You can also use the community ties of a painting contractor to help you choose the one for your business. You can support another local business by getting services from one that has proven to have strong ties and a dedication to the same community where your business operates.
The painting contractor you choose for your business will impact how your business looks and ultimately the opinions that people develop. Do not put the aesthetics of your business in the hands of the first contractor you look up. Take time to make a thoughtful and informed decision so you end up with a high-quality paint job and positive experience.