Top Questions to Ask Your Ottawa General Contractor

Renovating your commercial space can be a little intimidating, but the rewards are many. Picking the right contractor is one of the most important parts of your project. Here are some key questions to ask to make sure you have the best one!

Examples & References

It’s a good idea to see examples of previous work your contractor has worked on. This will give you an idea of what they are capable of and can give you a sense of how your project will turn out. You can also ask for references to make sure past customers are content with the their business.

Scheduling & Communication

Always check with your contractor about what times and days they plan to be on site. As well as how long the entire project will take approximately. This is good to go over so you have an idea of what will need to be done in order for the renovation to happen. Make sure you have direct contact information for you contractor in case you need to get in touch with them at any point.

Budget & Financials

This is an important part of your project, so make sure you go over every financial detail with your contractor. It is best to check up on your contractor and ask for a bank reference and subcontractor reference to make sure everything is paid on time and that their firm has a good background with finances and budgets.

Insurance & Permits

Check with your contractor to make sure they¬†will deal with getting necessary permits so you don’t have to worry about it. Also ask for a proof of insurance to make sure they have general liability, workers compensation and builder’s risk.

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