Knowing the Right Questions to Ask | Campbell Construction

Knowing the Right Questions to Ask

When you embark on a commercial or industrial construction project or renovation, the amount of decisions you need to make may be overwhelming. Here are some questions to ask throughout the process to give you peace of mind.

Ask each prospective contractor about their work history and what types of projects they have worked on.

Consider if your project has any unique requirements or specifications that would require a specialized design-build construction company. It is important to hire a general contractor or design-build firm that has relevant experience in your industry. When requesting a general contractor's portfolio, be sure to ask for references. Ask for an estimated timeframe and project milestones. In addition to requesting price quotes, be sure to collect estimated start and completion dates.

Consider your team’s schedule and availability to work with a construction manager as you will need to be available during the project to make decisions.

When comparing proposals, be sure to note the estimated project timeframes. If you see a quote that is significantly higher (or lower) than the others, the disparity may be created by differences in the timelines or materials used.

Finally, ask prospective contractors about the process for making decisions and reviewing the construction progress.

Hire a construction manager who will meet with you and explain the many choices of each decision. It is important to work with a company that allows you to review their progress, welcomes you onto the job site, and displays progress with each review.

Contact Campbell Construction for your next building project. We can answer all of these questions and more as you move forward with your project.