How to Hire a Contractor: Questions to Ask

Questions to Ask ContractorChoosing a contractor to take on your construction project, whether it’s residential, industrial, or commercial, can be a daunting task. We’ve compiled a list of questions you should ask contractors before hiring them to find out if they’re the right one for the job.

What is our schedule? 
A schedule isn’t just an itinerary, it’s a prearranged agreement that determines whether or not your project will be finished on time. Ask your prospective contractor questions about their planning process to ensure the different stages of a construction project are sequenced properly. Certain steps cannot be completed until others are finished, so it’s important to set deadlines and stick to them. HI-Performance Construction always gets projects completed on time, and on budget, because we take the time to create detailed schedules and go over them with our clients.

How will you protect my property?
Discuss this topic before you hire a contractor to undertake your project so that you don’t walk into a dusty demolition zone when it’s too late. This is an important question to ask your contractor when it comes to renovations and additions because existing structures and fixtures need to be protected. Whether we’re building an addition or completing a full remodelling job, HI-Performance Construction does everything in our power to ensure we do not disturb or damage other spaces in your home or building.

How often will you be communicating with me?
Before you choose a contractor for a project, you should discuss with them how they will communicate with you and develop a schedule for discourse. Communicate with them to find out the best ways to get in contact with them and outline acceptable times for responses. It’s also a good idea to set aside a specific time where you will meet, virtually or in person, to discuss the status of the project. At HI-Performance Construction we work hand and hand with our clients every step of the way so that there are no surprises.

Have you done projects like this before?
This is one of the most essential questions you can ask your potential contractor. Although no two projects are exactly the same, the principles stay the same. You want to ensure the contractor you choose has experience working on similar projects so that your project doesn’t become a learning experience. HI-Performance Construction has completed builds of all sizes in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors over the past 20 years, so there isn’t much we haven’t seen before.

Do you have any questions or concerns about my project?
Experienced contractors have the foresight to see potential issues before they undertake a project, which makes this an imperative question to ask your contractor. If you discuss it with them upfront, they can prepare you for the worst-case scenarios, and it gives you the peace of mind of knowing that they are working for the best but planning for the worst. A good contractor, like the entire HI-Performance Construction team, will ask you questions about the project as well because they want to get it done right the first time.

If you’re looking to hire a reputable and experienced full-service contractor,
look no further than HI-Performance Construction!

Why We Are a Trusted Full-Service Contractor
1) We do projects for clients from start to finish! Our team handles everything from the initial drawings and permits, to the design and construction of your build, making the process straightforward and manageable!

2) We have completed custom residential, commercial, and industrial projects all across Canada.

3) We are proud to offer a 100% guarantee on all of our work. We always work hand in hand with our clients to ensure they get exactly what they want out of their project.

4) We strive to always be on budget and on time! We believe in full transparency with our clients through careful scheduling, planning, and communicating about the process and their needs!

5) We take control of project management from the start! If you have a complex job, but are without drawings and need a quote, we have you covered!

HI-Performance Construction has been servicing the construction needs of the Greater Toronto Area and beyond for 20 years. Our expert team has the skills and experience to complete any project in any industry.

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