Things you should consider:
When hiring a contractor it is important to ask yourself the following question:
“Is my project as important to this contractor as it is to me?”
Follow these simple guidelines.
• Find out how long they have been in the community. How invested are they in the community they serve? This goes a long way toward reputation and business longevity. A local contractor also has much more at stake than someone from outside your community.
• Investigate their previous work experience and recommendations from previous clients.
• Pay attention to their communication, keeping in mind that if they are sitting in their office readily answering calls and not busy working – why aren’t they busy working? What is their work ethic? A great contractor will not only return your calls but will be knowledgeable, instructive and committed to the best possible result for their client. This includes offering economical, structural and aesthetic alternatives and suggestions.
• Request a liability insurance certificate from their carrier and verify licensing so that you are not liable for accidents or injuries. A Liability Insurance Certificate is only valid if it comes directly from the agent to you – never accept a certificate directly from the contractor.
• Review the bid carefully and make sure all of your concerns are addressed. Many bids are not all inclusive so you should confirm what “extras”, if any, are not included in the initial bid, and ask to have those items detailed on the proposal.
• Finally, the old saying, “you get what you pay for” is anecdotal for a reason.
At Sayler & Sons we strive every day to be the kind of contractor that we would hire. We are proud of our work and the relationships we’ve built in the community where we grew up. Sayler & Sons Excavating, Inc is committed to making sure our clients are confident that their project is as important to us as it is to them. Steve & Corbi Sayler