Here are three assets high-end finishing companies have that actually save your company money.
When you’re searching for finishing companies for your project, it can be difficult to understand what’s actually included in the price you’ll pay. It’s important that your company finds a finishing contractor that fits your budget, because nothing stresses or stalls a construction project like a lack of funding.
This post gives you guidance on what benefits to value and what questions to ask so you can find a contractor that fits your budget without ruining your project. It will also give you a clear understanding of the reasoning behind high-priced, quality finishing contractor costs.
Here’s why we felt compelled to write this post.
While comparing finishing companies to find the lowest price, businesses often make the mistake of hiring a finishing company that’s too good to be true — literally. By cutting down on finishing contractor costs, companies can waste enormous amounts of money, time, and energy battling the consequences that naturally follow, and we want to save you from that.
That’s why we are showing you the three assets that we — and any quality finishing company you’re interested in — must have in order to deliver high-calibre work that will save your company time and money in the long-run.
Asset #1: Scheduling
We all know how common it is for people to joke about how long (aka late) construction projects typically run. But at Diversified, we know that a lack of schedule should never be an excuse for how our field operates. Instead, we view scheduling as the incredible asset that it is, particularly when it comes to reducing finishing contractor costs.
Why? Because finishing projects in a timely, organized manner protects your company from a vast network of unseen fines and fees, many of which finishing companies are unaware of unless they’ve been in the business as long as we have.
So when you’re in the process of hiring a finishing contractor, be sure you ask about their scheduling process. How often do projects run past schedule or hit unanticipated snags? How do they cushion their schedule for contingency situations?
Asset #2: Quality control
“Well, third time’s a charm!” can be a funny phrase when it’s referring to fixing a broken chair or trying a new recipe, but when it’s referring to your construction project, it’s nothing short of tragic. If the finishing company you’re looking into doesn’t have clear, tried-and-true quality control checks in place, then the unanticipated costs of rework will drain your budget (and your sanity).
At Diversified, we have systems in place to check our work from the start of every project to limit rework rather than waste time and money. Our team works hard and works together to ensure a “quality over quantity” approach to your project.
In order to truly reduce finishing contractor costs, the finishing company you hire needs to have this asset in their portfolio. A good way to see whether or not the company you’re interested in has this skill is to ask questions like this: “Which milestones of [insert your project] require a project assessment?” “How often do you run quality-control tests during any given phase of a project?”
Asset #3: Expertise
Last but certainly not least, experience is the priceless asset that reduces finishing contractor costs more than anything. The more experience a finishing company has, the more it adds value to the scheduling and quality-control assets we talked about. Additionally, finishing companies with experience have a myriad of additional assets and advantages, particularly if they’re experienced in the region where your project is taking place.
With 38 years of experience, Diversified Interiors has solid relationships with the community of El Paso, New Mexico and Arizona, ensuring your project has the experience and resources it needs to be finished well.
Don’t be afraid to ask finishing contractors that you’re interested in about their experience. We recommend asking questions about their experience in these particular areas before you make the decision to hire them:
- Regional experience (e.g., El Paso, Arizona, Texas, etc.)
- Project type
- Longevity (i.e. how long they’ve been in business)
Most of this experience-related information should be available on a company’s website. However, we still recommend that you ask these questions, because it will give you a stronger sense as to whether or not their experience fits your specific needs.
And before you go, if this post sparked any additional questions related to hiring the right contractor for your project, we’d love to help you further! Our team of experts is always ready to start a conversation so you can find the right fit for your business.