When it comes to business, many of us are looking for ways to improve our workflow, but preferably without having to increase our spending. However, there are some instances where it is necessary to spend a bit of money to make working a bit easier or productive, or perhaps improve the workflow. It is then that it is time to call in a professional builder.
When it comes to remodeling your workspace, you have to give it a bit of thought. After all, you don’t want the remodel to impede your company’s revenue, but you do want to have the work done efficiently and to code. So, what should you do in order to ensure you get the best job possible in a realistic amount of time? Here are some tips to help.
• Make some calls – Always contact at least 3 different commercial remodelers and get their input on the job itself. Ask about their estimated timeline, what the payment schedule will be and listen to their ideas. However, note how well they listen to what you have to say as that is just as important when you work with someone.
• Be sure you talk to at least 3 companies. It should be noted that just because a company charges more they are better, or if they charge less they are worse. This is when talking to others will be most beneficial!
• Be sure the contractor you select is fully insured for the work. Check out your state’s licensing requirements as not every state. Be sure you understand who is responsible what aspects of the job.
• Get all the specifics in writing before signing any contract! As a business owner, this may seem obvious, but be sure to protect yourself – especially if building or remodeling is something you know little about.
• Never pay too much up front. Ideally, you should never be expected to pay more than 10% of the full price. Yes, there might be a push for you to put down more, but a reliable commercial remodeler can typically make it work. Be sure to have the details of the payment schedule in place before the work begins!
Remember, when it comes to remodeling you want to choose the contractor who will give you the best value, not just the best price. So, take your time and make a wise decision about who to hire.
Using these tips can help protect your business investment. After all, the goal is to make your work space more useful, not to hinder getting things done. Talk to your local lumber yard, the BBB or other business and learn what companies they recommend, then get ready to enjoy your new and improved work area.