If you are a business manager on the South Shore of Montreal and you need to perform excavation during the coming year, you have probably been able to notice the large amount of contractors that advertise themselves on the Internet and try to convince you that they are able to complete your project in time at the best price possible. It can be difficult to navigate among all these offers and in this article, we will try to help you by giving you things to look for in order to find a contractor who will perform the work you need done to your satisfaction.
Getting the lowest possible price is fine, but do not sacrifice quality to achieve this goal
Because of all the scandals that the construction industry was associated with over the last few years, customers are increasingly suspicious, afraid to see their invoices with ‘’extra’’ fees and seek to pay the lowest price possible. It is normal for a company to not want to pay too much for their excavation project since one that is controlling its costs is much more likely to be successful than a one that does not pay attention to its finances. However, you must be careful because if you fall into the trap of the ‘’lowest bidder’’ philosophy at all costs, it is possible that you will be disappointed in the quality of the contractor and in your project. We suggest you pay a little more if it guarantees that you do business with a quality contractor and work well done in return.
Verify the reputation of the customers that seem the most interesting to you
After your research or your call to tender, you will undoubtedly get a short list of contractors who seem to be able to complete your project. We advise you to check if they are registered at the APCHQ because if one or more of them is not, they do not comply with Quebec’s standards and quality of work is not assured. In addition, we also suggest you do some research on Google to see if these contractors were at the heart of scandals or have received many poor reviews from their customers. This will prevent you from having unpleasant surprises during or after the project.
If you have multiple types of work that you need to do, hire a versatile contractor when possible
You may have other types of work to do besides excavation such as demolition work, for example. If this is your case, hiring a contractor who is able to perform all your projects can be a good idea, as it will reduce the number of companies with which you will have to deal with.
This concludes this article on how to choose a great excavation contractor on the South Shore. We hope that reading it will help you make the best decision possible for your upcoming project.