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Midwest Contracting is the number one place to find a reliable and affordable general contractor or specialty contractor in Columbus OH or in the outlying areas. Midwest Contracting has earned its reputation for operating with integrity and exceptional workmanship. What does integrity mean to us? Simply, it means doing the right thing when nobody is looking. This involves being honest and upfront with pricing, providing dignified customer support and interactions, and behaving professionally and in a trustworthy manner at all times at every job. This is what is expected from every employee.
How Do I Find the Best Contractor for My Project?
If you are looking for a general contractor or a specialty contractor, you may not know where to begin. You don’t want to rely solely on the recommendations of friends and family who may be biased or may not know exactly what makes a great contractor. At the same time, you don’t have hours upon hours to sacrifice for the sake of researching each prospective contractor individually. But there are a few questions you should ask. We would like to share the top three questions that you should be asking any contractor whom you’re considering hiring.
Q1: Do you have a license, bond, and insurance?
This might seem like an obvious question for some, but others never think to ask it. Sadly, most of the people who call themselves “contractors” do not have a valid license and many aren’t insured at all. You want to make sure that your contractor’s licenses are up to date and that they have both liability and Worker’s Compensation insurance. This is a legal requirement for contractors in Ohio, and if they are on the up and up, they should be glad to present you with their certifications. If your contractor doesn’t have a valid license, you won’t be able to go to the licensing board and access his bond or issue a complaint if his work is no good or if he skips out before finishing what he started.
Q2: Do you have referrals?
Pictures of a contractor’s work are great, and pictures are worth a thousand words. However, what really matters when hiring a contractor is finding out what the clients behind those pictures think about the overall work and experience of employing the contractor. You want to find out if the contractor has a reputation for finishing on time, honoring their prices, and behaving professionally.
Q3: Can I have a detailed and comprehensive scope of work with the bid?
If you get multiple bids, you need to be able to compare apples to apples. Just because one contractor gives you a lower quote up front doesn’t mean he’s actually cheaper. You need to carefully compare the scope of the work portion of each proposal. Some contractors will leave out items they know you’ll need midway through the building phase in order to win a bid with a lower price.
Choose the Contractor You Can Trust
Midwest Contracting is the number one choice for people in and around Columbus OH searching for a general or specialty contractor. Midwest Contracting provides competitive prices, expert work, and total transparency from planning to the final coat of paint. Give us a call, and we’ll provide you with a no-cost, no obligation, onsite quote today.