Your choice of a contractor plays a very significant role in the success, or failure, thereof of any construction project that you may have. Therefore, ensure you take as much time as you possibly can get to ensure you find the most appropriate service provider. You just don’t want to work with any contractor no matter how big or small your construction project is. You want to work with a top construction worker who knows their stuff and has an impeccable reputation. When you find yourself a good service provider, the next important thing is to ensure the project is successful by following the following guidelines.
Be advised that dealing with a construction contractor needs lots of diligence from you as well as great effort. You must endeavor to be a good client to your construction team by ensuring you are managing the project actively. As you manage the project, you have to work hand in hand with the crew to make them feel appreciated all through the project. This is not the time to be all bossy and abusive just because a deadline hasn’t been met. You have to be accommodating and friendly while at the same time being decisive with the service provider and honoring your end of the deal. Pay close attention to the periodic payments you put through as the project cycle unfolds, ensuring you do it promptly so that the project doesn’t stall.
The other critical step to the success of your project is to establish a good line of communication. It is important to clarify on the most convenient mode of communication for all parties involved before project commencement. This you could do by setting aside one day of the week for an onsite visit to check on project progress. It could also be agreeing with the project foreman on the most convenient time of the day to call for the daily project update. Always maintain a project journal where you write ideas, questions to ask the contractor, note job progress and even jot down delivery dates. This creates a clear record especially should a dispute or miscommunication arise in the future.
It is also important that any changes to be made once the project commences are done in writing. No doubt every competent contractor shouldn’t have a problem implementing any changes that may arise along the way. Note that you both must append your signatures on these changes so that the document can be legally binding.