Hiring the right commercial contractor for your project can be stressful — especially when there are thousands to choose from in your area.

When choosing to hire a commercial contractor in Edmonton, you want to make sure to hire a company that has the skills and experience to deliver the best results to your project.

In this blog post, we highlight 6 questions that you should ask any commercial contractor before you decide to hire them.

1. How experienced are they in commercial construction projects similar to your own?
No one wants to hire someone who doesn’t have any experience! Don’t be afraid to ask any commercial contractor about their knowledge of the construction industry. Specifically, ask them about their experience with projects similar to yours.

2. Are they licensed & do they have workers compensation insurance?
Before you hire a commercial contractor, ensure that they are fully licensed and insured. If any accidents happen on the jobsite, a licensed commercial contractor who has insurance will be able to cover the damages on their own. But, if you hire someone who is not fully licensed and does not have insurance, you’ll have to pay out of your own pocket.

3. Will they be hiring subcontractors for the project?
Most commercial contractors will hire trade-specific subcontractors to help them complete their projects. Ask your subcontractor what tradespeople will be working in your space during the renovation and if anyone will be supervising them.

4. What is a realistic timeline for the completion of the project?
Ask your commercial contractor for a realistic timeline for the project. If you do hire them, they should be able to provide you with a detailed schedule that outlines when specific tasks are to be completed.

5. What will cleanup look like on the jobsite?
Ask your commercial contractor about what the “cleanup” on the jobsite looks like to ensure that you are pleased with the state that your project is left in at the end of the day.

6. How will they be communicating with you throughout the project?
Commercial contractors are responsible for updating clients about the progress of their projects. Be sure to ask them how they will be communicating to you through the duration of the project. How often will they be checking in? Will they email, text, or call?

Are you looking for an Edmonton-based commercial contractor to help you with your next project? ACC Construction can help!