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Beyond Price and Quality: Part 1

We hold a series of Lunch and Learns designed around helping our customers save time and money when dealing with contractors.

Over the next series of blog posts, I’m going to share some of the content we provide.

One of the keys to tendering a project successfully is to eliminate the construction firms that cannot deliver on your needs. How do you do that? How do you rank contractors before they have done the job?

Here are three “Red Flags” that can help you separate the good from bad:

  1. If the contractor calls with multiple questions after the job walk, they did not communicate well and they will have a hard time meeting your specific needs.
  2. If they cannot bid accordingly and submit their proposal “off” scope they are not organized enough to handle your project professionally.
  3. If the start and finish dates seem unrealistic, they probably are. You are likely dealing with a contractor that tends to over promise and miss on service commitments.

Do not take these mistakes lightly. The submittal process is the easiest part of a construction project. If your potential contractor cannot listen and seems to be over promising, eliminate him or her from the process. By doing so, you will save some serious headaches down the road.

More to come…

Erin Gray

About the Author: Erin Gray

Erin Gray is the Office & Marketing Manager/Finance Assistant for Wolfgang Commercial Painters, one of Vancouver's top commercial and strata painting companies. On a daily basis she could be responsible for doing back end maintenance on the website, organizing marketing campaigns, building videos for the website, paying suppliers and painters, collecting on outstanding invoices, ordering office supplies... just about anything that needs doing to keep the office running smoothly.

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