8 Things to Look for in a Long Island Construction Company
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8 Things to Look for in a Long Island Construction Company

Whether you're looking for a new construction project or a specific basement remodel, the Long Island construction company you choose to complete the job will be directly related to the finished project. As a result, it's imperative for you to know what to look for in the best Long Island construction company. Simply put, your ability to research different Long Island contractors is of the utmost importance.

Fortunately, the power of the Internet has made this easier than ever. Today, you can perform a simple Internet search and learn volumes about any potential Long Island construction company — as long as you know what to look for. To help you along the way, we've compiled a helpful list eight things to look for in a Long Island construction company.  

Check for Licensing and Certifications

You definitely want to ensure your Long Island contractor has the appropriate licensure. Not only does this ensure your new construction will adhere to comprehensive building codes, but it also gives you peace-of-mind the company knows their stuff. Just a few to be on the lookout for include:

  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC)
  • National Association of Mold Professionals (NAMP)
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
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    NYS Department of Labor
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    OSHA Hazard Recognition Training for Construction Industry
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    Environmental Education Agency (EEA)

Experience Matters

When it comes to any type of construction project, you want to work with a company that has experience on their side. Construction companies with ten or more years in the industry can offer the advantage of trial and error. In contrast with newer companies, your project could become the error from which they learn. You can also make sure the contractor has ample experience working on the type of project you need, such as house lifts to build a basement, pool house construction, the construction of extensions and dormers, or whatever other type of service you need. To ensure the contractor is up to par, ask them for pictures of finished projects or even references.  

Financial Stability

When a construction company is unable to manage their own finances, how can you expect them to provide reliability in the completion of your project? Not only could they go out of business mid project, poor financial stability is a clear sign of disorganization and poor management. Consider running a business credit report to get an idea of where a construction company stands.

The Right Tools

Using modern technology, humans are able to work smarter and faster than ever before. Companies that haven't jumped on board with the latest technology, however, will typically have to work harder than they need to, which means more expensive projects.

You don't have to pay for this extra work when you choose a Long Island construction company with the right tools. Make sure they, at the very least, have access to heavy equipment like cranes and backhoes on hand. This simple step can save you thousands of dollars and ensure your project is completed on schedule.

Proper Planning Support

While you probably have a general idea of what you want your final product to be, unless you have extensive design experience, you need help in proper planning. From basic design to financial planning and more, it's critical you have a skilled team to guide you every step of the way. Make sure your contract can provide you with suitable design support to help you think outside of the box and truly see your finished project prior to completion.  

Reliability

This almost goes without saying, but you'd be surprised at how many people overlook a contractor's reliability until they realize it's lacking. You deserve to work with a Long Island construction company you can count on. How do you know if a contractor's reliability is up to standard? Prior to starting work, you can:

  • Check out online reviews to see how a potential company has performed for other clients.
  • Ask potential companies if they can provide references.
  • Check with the Better Business Bureau.

One extra simple way of gauging a contractor's reliability is how well they communicate with you prior to starting work. Does it take the contractor several days to respond to an email or do they provide you with answers relatively quickly? Pay special attention to the way a contractor communicates with you pre-project because may be foretelling of things to come.

One-Stop-Shop Experience

There's a lot of work involved with a construction project. That's why it's important to ensure your construction company will be with you every step of the way. You don't want to get hit with unexpected costs when your company doesn't provide a certain skillset. Just a few services you should ensure a construction company offers before you hire include:

  • Architecture
  • Permit acquisition
  • Hiring subcontractors
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    Inspections

Open Communication

Lack in effective communication can result in unnecessary problems and delays. Before you choose a Long Island construction company, make sure you and the contractors are communicating on the same page. Specifically, you should consider your preferred method communication, such as phone, in-person, email, etc.

Once you know how you prefer to communicate, make sure the company is willing to communicate with you via the preferred method. It's also important to note whether they return your messages with efficiency.

Contact the Best Long island Construction Company at UpRitePlus2

Whether residential or commercial, you want your project will stand the test of time. Seeking out the right Long Island construction company is an endeavor that requires research. When you keep these eight important qualities in mind, you're one step closer to finding the company that'll provide the type of services and quality you're looking for.

Contact UpRitePlus2 today for a free quote.

About the Author Thomas Marr

Offering nearly four decades of industry experience in restoration, mold remediation, and reconstruction, Thomas G. Marr is the president and CEO of ite Plus 2. He holds two certifications from the Florida Mold Institute — Certified Professional Mold Inspector and Certified Professional Mold Remediator — as well as a long list of other industry-recognized certifications. He brings brings a unique set of skills and expertise in all matters of flood, fire, and mold remediation, which has proven to be invaluable to businesses and homeowners throughout the New York area.

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