What to Look for When Hiring A Commercial Contractor
Things have been going pretty well for you and your business lately. It’s now come to the point where you have to scale up. What that means is that not only do you have to ramp up production, but all that muscle has to be housed somewhere.
That somewhere is larger premises than what you currently have. However, the new premises need some tender love and care before you move in. Apart from the repairs you’ll have to make, you also have to put up a fresh coat of paint. Painting is one area that’s never really been your strength and what this calls for is someone more qualified.
But before you go hiring, you wonder to yourself, what do you need to look at when hiring a commercial painter?
Are there any references?
You worked hard for your money and in no way should you throw it down the toilet. Don’t just hire someone because they look good, you have to ensure you get your money’s worth. For this, you will have to ask for references to their previous work.
These references will allow you to judge the work for yourself and determine whether this is the right person to handle the job. The reference will also give you an insight into whether the work they put out is worth the money they’re asking for.
Do they have insurance?
You may have homeowner’s insurance and you may have insurance for your business premises, but it may not cover any damages that may be caused by contractors working at your premises. When hiring a commercial painter, it’s prudent for you to ask if they’re covered by an insurer.
The job may not always go perfectly. Mishaps may happen and cause varying degrees of damage. The damages, of course, will need to be covered by the painters. This is why it’s important that they have a comprehensive business liability cover.
Also, if the contractor you’ve chosen is bringing other workers with them, then you’d have to make sure that they have Worker’s Compensation coverage for their workers. In case of any accidents, you will be covered from any liability claims.
Are they properly licensed?
It may seem like a painter is just but a painter, but there’s more to their line of work than most people realize. This is especially true when it comes to the licenses that they have to take to make them eligible for certain jobs.
There are various licenses that a painter may carry. Some may only be licensed to take on job on residential property, while others may be licensed to take on jobs on commercial property. For the very best out there, they have licenses to take on jobs on both types of property.
For others, they may only be able to take on small jobs, and other able to take on larger jobs. So before hiring a painter, you will have to look at the type of job you will be offering. From there, then look at their licenses to determine whether they are fit for the job you’re offering.