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By: Kevin Ahern on December 8th, 2023

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The benefits of hiring a local Connecticut Commercial renovation company

Commercial | Commercial Remodeling | General Contractors

So you're renovating your commercial building, and you need help from the right commercial contractor to get the work done. Throughout the vetting process, you'll have to make decisions about the type of contractor that you'd like to hire. It's important to find a contractor that's committed to delivering a quality work product and doing the right thing for its customers. 

You have your choice of large national companies or small Connecticut commercial renovation contractors. Not all contractors are created equal, so it's important to understand the benefits of hiring a local Connecticut commercial renovation company. Here's what you should know about hiring a local business that offers good service and performs quality work you can trust. 

Personalized Service

When you're hiring a commercial renovation company, one of your highest priorities is likely getting a high level of customer service. When you're working with a local Connecticut home renovation company, you can expect personalized service from a contractor that cares about making your project a success. Unlike larger national companies that have many clients at once and no ability to customize the service, local contractors have every ability to personalize the experience for a smooth and positive renovation experience.  

Committed to Producing Quality Work

Local commercial renovation companies hold each client in high regard, and often take pride in producing quality work. As the client, you're the beneficiary of this pride and commitment to the craft. Small renovation companies are in competition with larger companies, and thus do their best to stay up to date on techniques and tools to ensure that they can deliver quality craftsmanship.  

Invested in the Community

Just as your business is invested in your community, so is your local commercial contractor business. It's pretty simple. Every job matters, because every job is for a neighbor, or for a business in the community that could become a referral for more work down the road.

Stays Informed About Local Regulations

Local contractors have the bandwidth to stay informed about changes in local regulations, from permitting processes to building codes and more. When you hire a reputable local company to complete your renovation, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that the work should be done right and in compliance with regulations that impact your property.  

Good Relationships Within the Community

Local contractors rely on good relationships within the community to do their business. From material suppliers to permitting officers, these relationships matter to contractors who want to ensure that they're doing the work as efficiently and effectively as possible.

This makes a difference in multiple ways. First, good relationships with material suppliers means that you'll have more choices to consider when you're choosing materials for your renovation. When it comes to permitting, professional relationships with permitting officers can help keep the process moving efficiently

Familiar With the Style of Historic Buildings In the Area

Connecticut is full of older buildings that are made of historic materials and often have aging systems that need to be brought up to date. When you work with a local contractor on your renovations, you can benefit from your contractor's experience with similar buildings in the area. Your contractor can help you through the renovation process, updating those systems as needed while maintaining the historic beauty of your commercial building. 

What to Know About Hiring a Local Connecticut Commercial Renovation Company

Hiring a local Connecticut commercial renovation company gets easier after you've done it once or twice. Once you've found a contractor that you can trust, you can continue to turn to that contractor again and again for everything from commercial bathroom remodel to exterior door repair and replacement.

Finding a contractor for the first time that can be tough. If you've already made the decision to hire a local business with a commitment to its customers and to its community, then you can rule out a few possibilities from the start. Below are some tips for narrowing the field and finding the right business for you.

Know your goals. Before meeting with contractors, know what you hope to accomplish with your upcoming project. Knowing your goals will help you have conversations with contractors that can speed the process along and can help make the conversations with contractors more productive. 

Vet more than one contractor before making a decision. It's best to meet with at least three contractors before deciding which one to hire. During the vetting process, ask the contractors questions such as:

  • When would you start?
  • How long would the process take?
  • Have you done work like this before? Can I see pictures?
  • Do you have references?
  • Do you have a team of employees, or subcontractors?

Check references. Check at least three references before hiring a contractor. Have a list of questions to ask when you call the references, to make the process faster for both of you. You don't need to ask a lot of questions, but having conversations with previous customers will hopefully give the reassurance that you're making the right choice. 

Consider reputation. Some contractors have been around for a long time and have a good reputation in their community. These contractors are usually award-winning, are members of local associations, and get positive reviews in online forums. Usually, you can find this information about contractors by browsing through their website and looking up information about them through your preferred search engine. 

Hiring a Local Connecticut Commercial Renovation Company? We Can Help

It's important to hire the businesses that support your community. It's also important to hire a contractor that will do the work right. Finding a reputable commercial contractor in Connecticut can be a lengthy process that requires you to do research. Litchfield Builders has created a downloadable guide to help you through the process. You can find it on our website here.

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About Kevin Ahern

Kevin is the Co-Founder of Litchfield Builders, an award-winning, industry leader with a reputation for managing projects others shy away from. They are known for their high-quality work, customer service, and reliability and though still relatively small in size, Litchfield Builders now competes with some of the areas largest firms in both the residential and commercial arenas.