COMMERCIAL CONCRETE

THE WRONG SUBCONTRACTOR CAN RUIN YOUR BUSINESS

It’s Your Reputation on the Line!

As a commercial general contractor in San Antonio, TX you know that hiring subcontractors is an important part of your job. Subcontractors are specialist in their field and can usually perform their part of your project efficiently. Unfortunately hiring the wrong subcontractors can blow through your budget, miss deadlines and ruin your reputation. When selecting your commercial concrete contractor in San Antonio, TX for your upcoming project or bid it is important to be selective and thorough. The concrete in most situations is the beginning of a substantial project and a delay, mistake or underbid can create issues that are hard to recover from. As a commercial concrete contractor in San Antonio, TX we have the experience and knowledge to help general contractors in San Antonio, TX avoid costly mistakes. We hope to add your general contracting business as partners and we think it is important to follow these steps when searching for a commercial concrete contractor in San Antonio, TX

Check for Experience

Ask your perspective commercial concrete subcontractor to provide sufficient information about their work volume and average job size. Each commercial contract is different and the commercial concrete subcontractor you typically work with might not be a good fit for this new bid. A commercial concrete subcontractor that works on smaller projects might be overwhelmed with a large project and fail to provide the workmanship to the specifications necessary to complete the job. Whereas your large concrete subcontractor might not have the manpower to divert their forces to a smaller job.

Check for Experience

Ask your perspective commercial concrete subcontractor to provide sufficient information about their work volume and average job size. Each commercial contract is different and the commercial concrete subcontractor you typically work with might not be a good fit for this new bid. A commercial concrete subcontractor that works on smaller projects might be overwhelmed with a large project and fail to provide the workmanship to the specifications necessary to complete the job. Whereas your large concrete subcontractor might not have the manpower to divert their forces to a smaller job.

Their Financial Health

A commercial concrete subcontractor that is having financial issues or has recently; should raise red flags and disqualify in most cases. A good way to find out this information is by requesting audited financial statements and see if they have ever declared bankruptcy or worked with a general contractor that has. It is not that you are immediately disqualifying commercial concrete contractors in San Antonio, TX these statements or omissions can lead to clarifying statements that can be understood and worked with. Understanding the financials of your commercial concrete subcontractors might also provide a bargaining opportunity for a subcontractor that has no faults that where under their control and is willing to accept minimal draws to accomodate their general contractor.

Has the Subcontractor Been Sued?

Concrete is usually permanent and requires quite a bit of costly demolition to remove. If concrete has been improperly poured on a major project there is a good possibility that a lawsuit was filed for bad workmanship. You should ask perspective commercial concrete subcontractors to disclose this information in their bids but not rely solely on them sharing all the information. Make sure you know where the subcontractor’s business is located and search county court records in that area. These records are typically made public and should have all the details you need to know to make an informed decision on your next commercial concrete subcontractor hire.

Has the Subcontractor Been Sued?

Concrete is usually permanent and requires quite a bit of costly demolition to remove. If concrete has been improperly poured on a major project there is a good possibility that a lawsuit was filed for bad workmanship. You should ask perspective commercial concrete subcontractors to disclose this information in their bids but not rely solely on them sharing all the information. Make sure you know where the subcontractor’s business is located and search county court records in that area. These records are typically made public and should have all the details you need to know to make an informed decision on your next commercial concrete subcontractor hire.

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