When you are looking at general contractors in Utah like Rubicon Contractors, it is important to know what they do and how they do it. There are several places to get this kind of information, but the most reliable is through your own personal experience. Unfortunately, personal experience may mean a project that comes in over budget and past its deadline. Still there are some things that you can do to mitigate the possible problems that can pop up even before the project starts.
Do Your Homework
The first thing is to do your research. For many people, even the word ‘research’ can cause anxiety as they have flashbacks to school and five-page reports requiring three cited references, none of which should have been Wikipedia. Fortunately, no one will be counting the number of references that you find. Unfortunately, if your research isn’t thorough enough, you may end up with a contractor that cannot meet your needs.
With the Internet, research is relatively easy if not very reliable. The contractor’s website is a good place to start. If it looks like the contractor can do the work you need done, you will want to find out what kind of record he or she has. There are several websites that can help with that as well as organizations like the Better Business Bureau.
The thing that you want to be aware of is that some companies unscrupulously scrub the Internet so that all you will find are positive rules. Think of the couple that was fined $3000 by a company because they posted a bad review on a review website. The flip side of that is some people will post bad reviews online because they have an axe to grind with the company that may have nothing to do with the quality of the work the company does. Competitors and disgruntled employees could post bad reviews with little-to-no consequence.
That means when you are researching companies like Rubicon Contractors online, you will also want to meet with those that seem best to suit your needs and get some face-to-face references.