What To Look For
Reputability isn’t something a company can buy. A contracting company earns their reputation through hard work and quality results. Keep in mind the many factors that go into a company you can trust. These next eight items list out important things to check out to help you choose the right company.
1. Licensed, Bonded, and Insured
If a concrete coating company can’t provide a copy of their license, bond, and insurance, it’s safe to say they’re probably not totally legitimate. That’s not to say they aren’t good at what they do, but there is a lot of legal liability in hiring someone who doesn’t maintain their legal certificates and requirements.
While it’s tempting to consider under-the-table contractors because of their lower costs, you have to keep in mind that you could also be getting what you pay for. Typically, contractors that aren’t up to date on their requirements don’t maintain their employee training, safety, and fair pay. If someone is injured on the job site or damages your property during the work process, you could be held liable instead of the contractor.
Companies have to start somewhere, so just because a contracting company is fairly new doesn’t mean they’re inexperienced. You can ask your contractor to tell you about their experience in the specific project type or technique you’re hiring them for. What training and practice have they had? Investing in a project like your concrete coated floors, or an epoxy flooring option is spendy. Make sure your contractor can prove their skill to you before you put your hard earned money at risk for a shoddy job.
Word of mouth and personal referrals are the best way to tell if a company provides a service worth investing in. You can put money into google and yelp reviews, but hearing from friends, family, and colleagues about a contractor’s service is the most honest way to gauge a potential contractor for any job. If you can’t trust the opinions of the people in your circle to give references for talented contractors, then who can you trust?
4. Client Examples
Taking a look at the verified clients a company has worked with in the past. Their finished projects are another aspect to consider for your contractor decision. Southside has worked in showrooms, warehouses, hospitals, medical offices, schools, and more. With over three decades of service, we’ve seen and worked in a wide variety of industrial applications for our services.