Integrity In Construction
Trust & Transparency In The Industry
Integrity is defined as the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. Construction with integrity encompasses the condition of being unified and complete. It requires mutual respect, listening to understand, and collaborating with others both internally and outside the company.
Throughout the construction service industry there is a barrier to transparency and communication between contractors and clients. From small residential construction projects to nationally scaled commercial construction projects there is a need for integrity to be the foundation. Farrow has been bridging the gap and creating trust between contractors and consumers for over 30 years. Below we will discuss more on navigating the integrity of construction services providers and partners.
Knowing how to navigate through selecting a construction company to work with can be difficult without knowing what you are looking for. We have simplified the process for you to assure you are working with contractors and industry service providers that are well qualified and trustworthy.
10 Questions To Ask You Contractor
Asking these questions will allow you to gain a better understanding of the integrity and professionalism and craftsmanship of the contractor you’re thinking about hiring. These questions can also help ensure that your assets are protected, and the work will be completed to your standards.
1. Are you a licensed contractor?
Having the proper license in the state or city where the work will be completed can help ensure that the contractor has been trained in the proper practices and regulations specific to his or her specialty.
2. Do you carry general liability insurance?
Carrying adequate general contractors liability insurance helps ensure that if any property damage occurs on the site, the contractor is liable.
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3. Do you carry workers compensation insurance?
If the contractor does not carry workers compensation insurance, you, the homeowner, may be liable for anything that happens on your property.
4. How does the process work from beginning to end?
The contractor’s working process should be explained to you from beginning to end. This will help ensure both parties are staying on track to the agreed contract and that you will understand how the contractor’s company operates.
5. What type of guarantee do you provide?
Guarantees can cover everything from price to workmanship to product warranties and more. A guarantee is only as the company that stands behind it.
6. Can you provide references?
A contractor should be willing to provide you with references from previous clients that you can contact to ask how their projects went.
7. What kind of documentation or contract will you provide?
A contractor who keeps and provides good documentation and paperwork will help you keep a better record of the transaction and the project.
8. Will all permits be pulled as required?
Depending on the scope of the work, the contractor should pull all required permits to ensure that all safety and building code regulations and inspections are met for the proper installation.
9. Who will be completing the work?
Knowing the worker’s names, their association with the company and their skill sets can help provide you peace of mind.
10. Do you belong to any professional organizations?
A contractor who belongs to a professional organization lends him or herself to better referrals and better business ethics.
In conclusion working with contracting companies that are established as trustworthy ethical entities is how we continue to grow integrity within the construction industry. Learn more about how to network within the contracting industry contact us today.
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