When looking for a commercial painting contractor to take care of the enormous task of painting your business space, there are a few things you would be wise to look out for.
Not only should you take in consideration the amount of time the commercial painter has been in business, you should also look at how well have they completed past jobs, followed up with customers, and as well as offer customer service.
Take a look below to discover how (and what) to look for in a strong, innovative commercial painting contractor.
As with all things in life, sometimes your best commercial painting contractors can come by recommendation through word of mouth from a friend, family member, or colleague.
If you do not know of anyone who has had this sort of work done before, always look through print advertising, browse the internet for quality company information, and look for reliable customer testimonials. Personally, I always prefer the internet as you can look up that companies credentials, past projects, and even go as far as contacting past clients to see what they have to say about their past work.
Once you have narrowed down a handful of contractors, it is always a smart idea to follow-through with contacting their previous clients. And do not just settle for a simple yeah, they did good work; try to get some details.
Also, you would be wise to ask for a copy of the commercial painting contractor license and insurance card. With this, you can look up their public records with the Secretary of State to see if they have had any lawsuits filed or disciplinary action taken against them. Additionally, verify that they have proper insurance so, if things begin to go south, you know they are covered.
Once you have selected your commercial painting contractor, ask them in-depth questions about the project. Will the job be supervised? How will they update you on the status of the project? Are they good at estimating time frames for acquiring permits if your particular job requires any permits? Ask this, and anything else that comes across your mind to ensure both of you are on the same page.
Once you have narrowed down your selection, it is time to get a few estimates for how much the job will cost. Just remember, the goal is not to get the lowest possible price because you always get what you pay for.
When getting estimates, give everyone the same information to ensure accuracy. With modern day contractors, most will lower their price to remain competitive on the market. However, keep an eye out for contractors who lower the prices in the wrong places, essentially purchasing materials that are sub-par to modern day standards. You are going to find that your best contractors are the ones who are clear as day with their quotes, offering you an explanation, but provides premium services at the price you would expect.
What do you look for when seeking a commercial painting contractor to paint your business space?