When hiring a construction company or general contractor, you want to find the best there is for the job. There’s a lot of construction companies out there, especially in the Jacksonville and Orlando areas. Not every company will work well with you and your project. Not every company has the proper skill set. It’s essential you do your research before hiring, so you don’t end up working with a company who lacks fundamental qualities, traits, and skills of a good contractor. You want your project to be a success – Hurd Construction management can make that happen.
At Hurd Construction Management, we take pride in our thorough front-end planning, performance standards, efficient utilization of resources, and effective construction operations. Through efficient implementation, we can ensure the client’s requirements are delivered as intended.
For this article, we wanted to share the qualities and traits to look out for when choosing a construction project manager/company and/or general contractor.
Qualities to Look for When Hiring A Construction Company
A good and effective contractor/construction company will have excellent communication skills with their team, vendors, and clients. Workers will be able to perform better if they know their roles and are on the same page as everyone on the project. Clients are satisfied with contractors who keep them in the loop and explain everything happening.
A project cannot be successful without all the moving parts and team working together to make it happen. Every team member is essential to the project. You don’t want to hire a company that has a reputation for not working well with others or treating its employees poorly because it will affect your project.
With any project, problems are bound to arise. A good construction company knows how to use proper problem-solving skills to work around and address the problem and issues. Really good companies can even predict problems they may encounter with a project and will have solutions and workarounds already planned.
You should look at the company’s experience. Is it in the type of work your project is in? Don’t hire a company who has little to no experience working on a project like yours.
A good construction company has a quality and successful project portfolio it can share with you. The company’s past projects will give you an idea of what to expect with your own project.
A company who is open and honest about time, materials, costs, and services is a company worth working with. You do not want to waste your time working with a company who hides information or doesn’t detail much in a contract. A good construction company will write up a contract with essential details to give you assurance and peace of mind.
Passion and dedication
You want to work with a company who loves what they do and has a passion and dedication to help their client’s visions come to life. You want a company who will do what it takes and go to great lengths to get the job done.
You want to work with a company who is inviting, friendly, welcoming, understanding, and comfortable to be around. If you can’t connect or don’t get along with the contractor, you’re going to be in for a long, stressful ride that may lead to a finished project that you’re not happy with.
Hire a Construction Project Management Company in Jacksonville or Orlando
You should keep these eight qualities in mind when searching for a construction company to take on your project – these qualities are essential if you want your project to be successful.
At Hurd Construction Management, we take pride in our effective personnel management, goal setting, appropriate delegation, attention to detail and organization with an emphasis on communication and people through our teamwork. We have over 75 years of combined experience. We are prepared to support and serve your upcoming construction project needs.
If you’re looking to hire a construction project management company, our team at Hurd can handle the job.
At Hurd, we provide building and contracting services for building owners and managers, businesses, investors, tenants and organizations across industrial, commercial, retail, and education markets. We have locations in Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida. To contact us, email us or call our Jacksonville office at 866-231-2477.