There are many DIY projects you can take on by yourself. Installing a set of doors for your commercial establishment isn’t one of them. If your current set of doors are damaged or you desire a new look, then hiring a commercial door specialist is your best option.
Since replacing doors isn’t a common to-do list item for business owners, finding the right commercial door specialist can be challenging. If it’s your first time making a selection, then here are seven ways you can make a quality hire for your business.
1. Receive a Recommendation
Word-of-mouth advertising is still exceptionally powerful in today’s society. You can trust your friends and relatives to refer you to the best contractors in your area. If you can, ask around to see if your colleagues and loved ones have contracted out to install new commercial doors.
The best thing about receiving a recommendation is that you don’t usually have to vet the company. You can simply ask for their pricing and hire them for the job. Now, if you can’t find a recommendation, then you’ll have to locate a door installation specialist by yourself. If so, refer to the next step for vetting potential door specialist candidates.
2. Check Testimonials
One of the most effective ways you can vet a commercial door specialist is by checking their testimonials. Contractors generally have a list of testimonials you can access on their website.
If you find them, here are ways you can utilize testimonials to make the right decision:
- Look for lengthy testimonials that display what it’s truly like working with a contractor.
- Check to see if a testimonial can be verified. You can usually find the company name of the person leaving the testimonial.
- Don’t settle for a few testimonials. If you can, review all possible testimonials to leave no stone unturned.
Checking testimonials is a great way of vetting a potential contractor, but it’s not the only way to complete this process.
3. Check Online Reviews
Checking online reviews is also a great way of vetting a commercial door specialist. It’s completely simple to find online reviews. You can start by viewing the Google My Business profile of local commercial door specialists in your area.
Then, you can click the blue “Google Reviews” button to browse different reviews for that business. You can also check the star rating to receive a cumulative score for how the business performed in the reviews.
Online reviews are extremely beneficial for consumers, as they provide an insider look into a contractor’s worth. Never neglect to check online reviews before you shortlist your pool of candidates.
4. Schedule a Consultation
If your doors are damaged and you need a commercial door specialist, you should schedule a consultation from your shortlist of candidates. This will allow you to receive professional advice from an expert on the best course of action moving forward.
Scheduling a consultation also allows you to see how a candidate works. During the consultation, their knowledge and expertise will be on full display. They may also bring along their tools and resources so you can make your decision more quickly.
Overall, scheduling a consultation is the best chance to vet a candidate and avoid choosing an inexperienced contractor.
5. Understand Their Pricing Structure
Needless to say, you can only select the contractor you can afford. You don’t want to be placed in the sticky situation of choosing a contractor only to be surprised with the final bill in the end.
For this reason, you should understand the pricing structure of a contractor before moving forward. Be aware of their hourly rate, contingency fees, and any other potential dilemmas before making your selection.
Part of shortlisting your candidates is making sure they all fit in your budget. Despite what any contractor tells you, do your research and gain an initial understanding of their pricing structure.
6. Hire for Experience
This may seem like a no-brainer, but some contractors don’t disclose all of the information about their background. You can usually tell which contractors are highly-experienced in their field, mainly because they are candid in expressing every detail relating to their expertise.
Commercial Door Worx has more than 25 years of experience in our industry. During this time we have faced many hardships and have seen the industry change for the better.
If you need a commercial door specialist that can provide strong expertise in door installation, then it’s essential to guarantee that they’ve been around long enough. The best companies in any industry have earned their dues.
7. Collect and Verify References
References are the most trusted sources of information for consumers who want to vet a contractor. When speaking to a contractor, ask for references. If they don’t have any, you can count that as a major red flag.
However, don’t be fooled into not verifying the references you receive. Make sure when you do call a reference, ask direct and specific questions that will give you more insight into what it will be like working with the contractor.
Give Us a Call Today!
Do you want to learn more about how we can help you during your upcoming installation? If so, give us a call today at (704) 627-2164 to speak to a member of our team.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you have any questions about our service, you can find the general answers below:
How much do commercial door installation services cost?
- On average, you can expect to spend at least $1,000 for an installation. However, costs can range depending on the contractor you hire.
How long do installations take?
- Depending on the size of the door, installation can take anywhere from 1-3 days. However, most installations can be completed in a single day.
What is the best type of commercial door?
- Steel doors are considered to be the best type of commercial doors because they’re cost-effective, reliable, and durable over a long lifespan.