When you need to have commercial asphalt paving done, you have many companies you can select from. As you go about selecting the best company for your needs, it is important to ask a company for references and then to check out those references. However, many people do not know what questions to ask when checking a companies references. Here are three important questions to ask when you are looking to vet references for an asphalt paving company.
Did the Asphalt Company Complete the Job on Time?
One of the first questions to ask a commercial asphalt paving company’s references is whether they completed asphalt paving or repair project on time. When you hire a contractor to complete a task, you want them to complete the task in a timely manner. Asking this question helps you to determine if your job will be completed on time or whether the company is taking on more work than they can handle and quoting people unreasonable time frames.
Was the Job Completed on Budget?
Another important question to ask a reference for a paving company is whether the job or repairs were completed on budget. Before you begin any asphalt work, you should always have a quote in hand. However, quotes are not always binding. Things can happen that can change the scope of the work. In some cases, there is nothing that can be done to avoid extra charges. But in other cases, some companies may quote low or underestimate the scope of the work. If most of a company’s references state that they were charged more for the completed project than they were quoted, be wary. You want to find a company who quotes you a fair and reasonable price and then completes the work for that price.
Would You Hire the Company Again?
The last question you want to ask a reference for a commercial asphalt paving company is whether they would hire the company again if given the opportunity. If they would, the company likely produced quality work and the reference has no issues with them. If they would not, there has to be a reason. If their own references won’t use them, you may want to avoid them as well and find a company who has past clients who are happy and satisfied with their work.
It may take time to contact the references for a commercial asphalt paving company. However, taking the time to do your research and investigate a company helps to ensure that the company you are hiring has the skills and qualifications to get your job done without costing you money and time. Asking these three questions can help you find the right company for your business needs.