Expert Commercial Building Contractor

4 Tips To Hire An Expert Commercial Building Contractor

Hiring an expert commercial building contractor in any setting of the Project delivery methods has been tiresome and most sensitive part of construction procurement in either private or public projects. The Tips that we encourage to be set forth before hiring a contractor should be kept forward and given utmost priority along with many of the negotiations scheduled.

Despite a large number of considerations kept in mind, one should also prioritize his own reservations apart from the common precautions taken before rendering the services of a commercial contractor.

1- Do your research beforehand

  • Timeline of the commercial contractor. Do your research beforehand for how much time the contractor under consideration has been into business. The timeline or business profile history is one of the key indicators of the success of the contractor.
  • Portfolio of projects. The portfolio of the projects undertaken by the contractor within the prescribed turnaround times should be among the top priorities of the owner of the project.
  • Project delivery/procurement settings. Keeping in mind the configurations of the construction procurement, the best in class selection for project delivery has also the risk, finances, and schedules divided among the stakeholders with least shares.
  • Check reviews. Cross-examine the reviews of the commercial contractor that had worked in the past for similar or dissimilar projects, ask for reviews from the clients for which they have worked.
  • Prepare the construction estimate/ construction budget. Make sure you have estimated the project that you are going to bid or managing the project. For this, you can have your inhouse concrete estimator, lumber estimator, electrical estimator or commercial estimator. Hiring a construction estimating service or outsourcing your estimation many times proves to beneficial and expense saving. You can verify your business in house estimates with an estimation company where you will be provided with 24/7 customer support like World Estimating or you can render their expert estimating services in expense and time-saving models.

2- Do Get as many bids as can-invite more contractors to bid

Send as many invitations to the qualified contractors as you can, so you can have more probability of hiring a suitable contractor at hand out of all the settings so far. Check profiles on Google My Business and subscribe to Bluebook, Planhub, Building connected and other construction networks for sending invitations in bulk to contractors and preconstruction services as much as you can.

After getting the proposals, select the lowest in public projects to avoid bribery and other malpractices keeping in mind that the lowest is not always the best. Lowest price can be a mousetrap or it can also ensure that one can cut corners as well.

3- Do as much documentation as you can

Document each and every aspect as much as you can so to avoid any shortcomings and fraudulent practices that arose at later stages, do as much documentation for specifications of all the trades involved in the projects with minor details to be documented as well along with the materials and safety measures to be adopted throughout the course of construction. Don’t assume that the details and descriptions of the tasks and installation is clear to all the stakeholders under consideration.

4- Negotiate the best strategy for the project

The construction project delivery methods adopted by the owner of the project in any of the public or private projects must divide the risk equally among the stakeholders with the least finance associated with anyone. For which the integrated delivery method is the latest method opted in the latest project delivery methods. The Procurement method should also ensure the least bid with best-qualified options among the contractors.

Hire An Expert Commercial Building Contractor

Adam P. James is a licensed commercial contractor in the state of New York with experience in construction management for the past 22 years. The most energetic, passionate and powerhouse of the whole organization, having a bachelor in civil engineering from Texas University. He has commercial estimating experience in all public and private projects and leads estimation department at World Estimating LLC. He is serving as Project Manager, ensures quality and reviews all the estimates prepared by his team.

30 replies
  1. Faylinn
    Faylinn says:

    Wow, I had never considered the fact that you need to document even the minor details in a project throughout its construction. My dad is currently working on building a commercial space in part of a piece of land that he inherited from his uncle, and he told me that it would be awesome to find a commercial plumbing contractor that can figure out the piping and the utilities for it. He should read this article so he knows that he needs to document everything as well as be present throughout the process to make sure things work out the way he wants them to.

  2. Preconstruction Services
    Preconstruction Services says:

    Love what you said about “4 tips to hire and Expert commercial building contractor”
    Thanks for sharing this article with us, I really liked it and enjoyed it very much while reading you have explained very good things in these 4 points this would really helpful for a person who would going to hire a building contractor.

  3. Jesse Ford
    Jesse Ford says:

    I like how you mentioned that one key indicator of a successful contractor is their timeline and how long they’ve been in business. The building manager in the office I work in is thinking of looking for a commercial electrician because the lights in our department turn off randomly during working hours. It seems like a good idea for the building manager to think about hiring a reputable professional that can help keep our lights on so we can work as best as possible.

  4. Tex Hooper
    Tex Hooper says:

    Great tip about going over the timeline of the project with the contractor beforehand. I need to get a contractor who can expand my kitchen by 10 feet. I’ll have to get someone who can do it all by June.

  5. Kristofer Van Wagner
    Kristofer Van Wagner says:

    I do agree that when hiring a commercial electrician, it is important for us to read the reviews. By reading the reviews, we will be able to judge for ourselves the quality of service that they provide. The other day my sister-in-law mentioned that she would like to have Commercial Building Generator installed for her building. After reading this post, I will definitely look into reliabled commercial electrician for her.

  6. Carl
    Carl says:

    An amazing post with great tips as always. Anyone will find your post useful. Keep up the good work.
    If you are someone who wants to be successful in doing the duties of a Construction Manager, you need to have the proper skills in order to be effective.

  7. Eli Richardson
    Eli Richardson says:

    It’s great that you mentioned how it’s important to research a building contractor before choosing one. From my point of view, when you’re dealing with the construction of a building, it’s a must to have the right contractor and engineer for the job. Plus, I’d like to know my project is in good hands before writing any checks. I think you did an excellent job explaining how to find a contractor.

  8. Braden Bills
    Braden Bills says:

    I want to get a concrete building made, but I’m not sure how to do it myself. It makes sense that getting the right contractor would be important! I’ll be sure to get a professional that has experience working with concrete.

  9. Portal
    Portal says:

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  10. Kristofer Van Wagner
    Kristofer Van Wagner says:

    I am grateful that this post shared that one of the many benefits of hiring a new commercial construction contractor is that they can help get the job done properly. The other day my sister mentioned that she is looking to have her business building improved. I will definitely look into hiring a contractor to help my sister.

  11. Webkatalog
    Webkatalog says:

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  12. Kristofer Van Wagner
    Kristofer Van Wagner says:

    My brother mentioned that he is looking to have a building built. It makes sense for us to choose a contractor who is experienced and qualified. In fact, I will remind him to look at their background before choosing a service.

  13. Co to jest ekonomia?
    Co to jest ekonomia? says:

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  14. Dean J. Harrelson
    Dean J. Harrelson says:

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  15. Dean J. Harrelson
    Dean J. Harrelson says:

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  16. Sarah Smith
    Sarah Smith says:

    Thanks for the tip to look at the portfolio of projects completed within the turnaround time you need. My husband and I would like to find a concrete contractor. It would be great to find one who can help us install a garden walkway within 3 days.

  17. Marshall
    Marshall says:

    Hire a good building contractor is very complex. I read this article and found some important point to hire contractor. Thank you for sharing this post.

  18. Kristofer Van Wagner
    Kristofer Van Wagner says:

    I love that this post highlighted that when choosing a custom concrete service, it is important for us to consider their level of experience. It makes sense as in doing so, we can be certain that we are hiring the right roofer. I will definitely keep this information in mind when I look for a contractor for concrete service.

  19. Mia Evans
    Mia Evans says:

    I like that you pointed out that it is best to check the reviews of the commercial contractor. As you said, it will tell you how their clients felt after they have worked with them. I can imagine how helpful this tip would be especially if you read reviews from clients that have the same project as you. It would really tell if the plans you have for your commercial building or establishment will be met by the contractor that you might want to hire.

  20. Ekonomia Teoria
    Ekonomia Teoria says:

    I am not really sure if greatest procedures have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your good job is clearly identified. I was thinking if you offer any subscription to your RSS feeds as I would be very interested but i cant find any link to join here.Where is it?

  21. Adam Golightly
    Adam Golightly says:

    My cousin has been thinking about hiring a contractor to build a shed. She would really like to get some help from a professional in order to be safer. I liked what you said about how she should get more documentation with the right kind of specifications.

  22. Commercial Construction
    Commercial Construction says:

    The contractor procurement process is indeed quite difficult and tiresome. Sending invitations and increasing the bid is also a great suggestion for screening out the qualified contractor for the project. It was nice to know these tips; I would likely implement some of them for the next few projects.

  23. Tex Hooper
    Tex Hooper says:

    You make a great point about how minor details should still be documented throughout the process. That makes sense considering you want to have a detailed list of changes for pricing. I’ll have to hire a contractor to fill in our driveway cracks.

  24. Hailey Miller
    Hailey Miller says:

    Thanks for pointing out that the timeline or business profile history is one of the key indicators of the success of the contractor. I would imagine that anyone would want to successfully develop their land. I think they should look for a reliable building contractor who can provide high-end construction projects at a competitive rate.


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