There’s a lot to think about when vetting commercial general contractors. After all, hiring the wrong contractor can turn the entire project into an expensive nightmare. Making the best choice can be difficult

When considering commercial construction companies find out how long they’ve been in business. Learn what types of projects they specialize in and explore their professional qualifications. Ask around to find out if anyone else has worked with them as a general contractor. Check with the Better Business Bureau and spend some time online reading reviews. The more you can research on your own, the better. Then, when you interview commercial general contractors, you can see if your research matches what they are trying to tell you.

Always ask the general commercial contractor questions. Inquire about their business, their completed projects and their professional qualifications. Request references and ask about matters like licensing, bonding and insurance. Think about the way that your questions are answered. It provides valuable insight into what working with the contractor will be like.

Don’t Make Price the Determining Factor. This seems appropriate to place it after the RFP information. Everyone loves a deal, but the price should never be the determining factor when awarding a contract for a construction project. An unusually low bid raises concerns about inexperience, poor-quality construction or shady business practices.

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Contractor Associations

The Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey mission is to promote the quality, integrity, skill and responsibility of its membership by encouraging the practice of the highest safety and business standards for the industry. In doing so, the Association works to unify the construction community in New Jersey through our efforts in labor, government and owner relations.

  

Independent contractor association serving the D.C. and Maryland areas.

  

DISCA offers educational seminars, workshops and social activities relating to the Interior Systems Industry. DISCA also publishes an annual Directory and Buying Guide.

  

The Source for Union Floor Covering Contractors specializing in wood, vinyl, VCT and carpet.

  

Meet and develop relationships with other industry professionals, contractors and suppliers. GBCA gives you the opportunity to connect with others at our signature events like the Annual Meeting, Golf Outing, Construction Excellence Awards, Membership Dinners and many other social gatherings.

  

The Interior Finish Contractors Association (IFCA) was founded in 1968 by the principal union finishing contractors in the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Trade Area. IFCA was created to be the voice of leadership in the construction industry by pursuing best practices and policies beneficial to union contractors in the Philadelphia region and its surrounding counties.

  

The Keystone Contractors Association is a Pennsylvania statewide commercial construction trade association based in Lemoyne, PA. The KCA contractor is dedicated to improving the construction industry daily by focusing on safety, education & training, labor relations, community service, career development, and government relations.

  

The Lehigh Valley Contractors Association has been involved in major construction projects in the Lehigh Valley since its incorporation in 1940. It represents a membership of commercial, industrial and institutional general contractors, sub-contractors and specialty contractors in the four county areas of Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, and Carbon.

  

Independent contractors serving the metro DC area and Maryland.