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Old 03-18-2009, 06:24 AM   #1
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I have bought an old building and I wish to renovate it so that it can be used for commercial offices. I am in the process of locating and hiring a contractor for the overall renovation work. Any suggestions where can I find a reputable contractors? Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-18-2009, 06:36 AM   #2
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There are many lead generation services on the Internet. Simply complete form and contractors will contact you.

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Old 03-18-2009, 06:40 AM   #3
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lead services are a poor choice in my opinion, since only new contractors and poor ones (which is why they need to pay for leads) will be listed. Check with other building owners that may have had similar work done to find who they would recommend. Check with supply houses and the building department.
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How big is the building and where is it? I canít really recommend anyone if I donít know what type of project your going to undertake or where, but I would recommend going to http://www.jobtrio.com/ the site is a median that helps consumers find contractors, there are thousands of contractors listed on the site so you should be able to find the right contractor for your specific project.
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I agree with Bob, check local contractor associations, lumberyards, other building owners, coworkers etc. Referrals from thses places are much better than cold calling or yellow pages.
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Check the BBB ratings, NARI (or other local groups). As mentioned previously though, getting a referral from someone who has personally used the company is priceless.
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I have bought an old building and I wish to renovate it so that it can be used for commercial offices. I am in the process of locating and hiring a contractor for the overall renovation work. Any suggestions where can I find a reputable contractors? Thanks in advance.
Ah...an entrepreneur!
Good news then, the best place to find what you are looking for is from other entrepreneurs like yourself

So the good news is you probably already have an LLC or other business type structure in place
If you don't already belong to a Business Owners Association of some sort, join some!
I can strongly recommend your local C of C as an excellent place of either finding what you are looking for (in an actual member), or networking with many who also have your specific needs that can recommend a contractor

Referrals are the way to go
The requirements of "commercial" reno are very different from homeowner reno, so you need commercial recommendations

*Not that some don't do both well, but if Aunt Martha's referral of DoGood Drywallers (she had her basement done two years ago) only does residential, they wouldn't be my first choice even if they 'make an exception' for my commercial office reno
Depending upon what's needed and your local regs, the paperwork alone for commercial (nevermind logistics, specs, and other regs...commercial specific needs...and pricing!) might be outside of their knowledge
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And most residential contractors cannot afford to wait for the typical 90 day turnaround on their dollars. But as posted a residential drywaller may be scratching his head with the metal studs. Also post a open bid in the papers and require a bid bond. That will eliminate the flakes real fast.
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You can be hired by them. This is saying that you agree that you won't become HighTech's competitor by subbing out other contractors to HighTech clients. If you end your contract with HighTech, you cannot compete with them for 365days afterward. This has nothing to do with your ability to become a direct employee of HighTech.


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