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Tips for selecting a qualified subcontractor

For any construction project, finding and working with a trusted subcontractor is key. Aside from providing general assistance, a subcontractor can keep your project on target, on budget and on time.

As you can see, subcontractors are important, but how do you go about finding the right one for your unique needs? In this blog, we answer this very question. Keep reading to learn more.

Qualifications. Before selecting a subcontractor, you need to ensure they meet your qualifications. Ideally, you should choose a subcontractor with significant experience and a proven portfolio of work. You can find this information online, but you may also want to reach out to colleagues and fellow business owners for recommendations. It might seem like a hassle, but don’t be afraid to look up a subcontractor’s ratings with the BBB, Yelp and other rating sites as well. These sites can provide information on a subcontractor’s finances, their safety record and whether or not they have insurance coverage.

Experience and Capability. Before selecting a subcontractor, we recommend a thorough interview process. This involves a review of a potential client’s project portfolio, references from previous business associations and access to their licensing and contract agreements. Doing your due diligence upfront can save you plenty of hassle in the long run.

Safety and Scheduling. In the world of construction, safety always comes first. You don’t want to work with a subcontractor that has a history of safety violations or OSHA fines. Laying fiberoptics and other electronic equipment requires attention to detail and meticulous planning. This includes wearing all of the necessary equipment, including hard hats, gloves, steel-toed boots and masks. Before hiring a subcontractor, make sure you understand the steps they take to improve safety on site.

By keeping these pointers in mind, you can find a qualified subcontractor for your project needs.

If you’re ready to get to work, contact us at (801) 892-0500. Here at Americom, we conduct all of our work using the highest safety standards. We’re also committed to minimizing environmental impact. No matter you’re vision, we’re ready to begin. Together, we can do amazing things!

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