Monday, January 25, 2021
When you are looking to work with an electrical contractor, there are many important factors that go into making your final decision. Check out our 5 tips to help narrow down your search.
Tips for Hiring an Electrical Contractor
- Define your needs for the job or project
When starting your project planning, its important to understand what the scope of work will be for the potential Electrical Contractor. With a clear understanding of the scope, this will help you choose the appropriate Electrical Contractor best suited for the needs of your project.
- Verify Licensing and Insurance
This step is important in protecting yourself, your project, and your business. Every Electrical Contractor that you work with should be able to provide their licensing and insurance at bid time, or at the very least, before job kickoff. Make sure to be diligent in ensuring that the company is legitimate so that there will be no surprises along the way.
- Assess Credentials (Experience) and Training
Following the second step mentioned above, visiting the electrical contractor’s website is a great way to learn more about the company. There should be information on their experience, the projects they have done, and the type of work they have done. An additional tip is to find their safety training – this is one of the most important qualities in an electrical contractor. You want to be sure that the Electrical Contracting Company has very few (if any) safety problems in the past.
- Check reviews/references/network
Even though it seems like the internet is the answer to all your questions, there is still something special about word-of-mouth references. Check with other local companies who are in the same industry, or who have worked with the Electrical Contractor you are thinking about hiring. It is important that the Electrical Contracting Company has a solid reputation of meeting the customers needs, provides a safe jobsite/working conditions, and completes the job on schedule and under budget.
- Make sure the Electrical Contracting Company is the right fit for the project overall!
Last, but not least, make sure the Electrical Company is someone you want to work with on your project! Once you have done your research on the companies and the bids are in, it is crucial that you feel the Electrical Company will be right for your project and your team. We would love to be a part of that right fit – contact us today if you are looking for an electrical contractor or have a project in mind.