Heidan Construction, a leading company construction company in Toronto, is here to let you in on construction company red flags. There are a lot of businesses out there with a less than ideal track record. We want to inform you on how to tell who’s the real deal and who’s a bad idea. In Part 1, we covered why bad communication and a lack of portfolio are bad signs in a construction company. Here are some more things to look out for.
No Respect for Your Needs
When you go in for an initial consultation with your construction company, there are a lot of things you should be looking for. Feeling like you’re being heard is a huge deal. There is almost nothing more important than feeling like you’re being listened to when working with a construction team.
Having a house built or renovated is a massive and expensive undertaking. When putting forward that much money, you need to know you can trust the people you’re paying. Don’t settle for a team that:
- Talks over you when you try to explain your needs.
- Tries to tell you that you don’t want something that you’re sure you do, unless they have code-based reasons for depriving you.
- Doesn’t understand basic construction concepts. If you know more than them, without notable amounts of construction experience, that’s a bad sign.
- Is unwilling to change their design. If you work with a design build team and they create a design that you feel isn’t what you want, they should be willing to change it. You’re not paying your design build team to build whatever they want.
When you hire a construction team, there shouldn’t be any weird side fees for their work. One way a company can scam you out of extra money is by tacking on unnecessary and substandard fees for things like certain pieces of equipment. If you’re hiring a team and see a fee that you’re unsure about, give us a call and we’ll let you know if that’s a normal fee for the practice.
Lack of Respectable Behavior
Something you should keep a sharp eye out for is a construction team that isn’t respectable in their appearance and behavior. Even in a hard work industry like construction, team members should be dressed for the job and on their best behavior. Construction sites aren’t a playground.
If you show up to a construction office and find evidence of drinking, lack of cleanliness, or the team is talking crudely, it’s a bad sign.
While it’s fairly normal for a team of friends to joke around with each other here and there, crude jokes, alcohol, and reckless behavior on a job-site is a huge red flag. If you’re looking for someone to get injured on your property, this is a great way to achieve that. Don’t settle for dangerous, juvenile behavior. Hire professionals who have pride in themselves.
If you’re looking for a consultation for your next renovation or building project in Toronto, give us a call. Heidan Construction has the experience and professionalism that you need.