If you have a commercial business property one of your important concerns is to keep it in the best condition. Keeping the best conditions of the inside and outside of your property is extremely important to every businessman. As the saying goes by, “first impressions last” so make the most of it, to catch clients, stakeholders, and employees.
One of the most important things to maintain in your business property is its overall appearance and ambiance. Painting and designs are what make the appearance of your property look good.
In this modern era of DIYs, you may get tempted to do the painting job on your own to save on costs. However, little did you know is, sometimes you spend even more than saving huge amounts of money for doing this. There’s a possibility that you spend twice the amount of time it takes for a professional to complete the job. In this case, it is better to spend on developing your business, which gives you better ROI.
If you wish to paint some parts of your property, you need to hire a commercial painting contractor. You need to hire a professional one to get finished quality work. Moreover, hiring a commercial painting company saves you from committing mistakes.
However, every painting company has its own set of skills, experience, and techniques for doing their job. Just take note to select a contractor who can provide you with all of the services that your company needs.
The ultimate key is to look for a good company that can provide what you need at a fair price. The question now is, how do you find such a company?
Things to Consider When Choosing a Painting Company
When it comes to choosing a company for commercial painting and decorating services several factors are needed to consider. It may seem like a simple decision, but sometimes it’s not as easy as you think. One factor is solely determined by the prices quoted. Although the cost plays a vital role in choosing, there is still a wider range of factors needed to consider.
Most of these factors have wider implications. These may depend on how your business operates during and after the refurbishment period.
The following are some of the factors needed to consider:
Make a List of Painting Companies in Your Local
The first thing to do is to look for potential commercial painting contractors in your place. Surfing the internet is the best place to look. You can also ask some reliable people, like your family, friends, and neighbours personally for some recommendations.
Sometimes asking some reliable people is better than researching on the internet. As long as you trust the judgment of the people you asked, you can also get a reliable company.
Aside from that, you can look around for ads and physical stores of painting companies when walking or driving home.
Jot down every company name you come across. Save them and choose one from them after.
Get Estimated Pricing for Their Painting Services
Before getting the estimated pricing, you must already set the budget in mind. You may ask the companies for their quotations for the painting service you need. Cross out those companies that have an estimated way higher than your budget.
However, considering companies that charge a little higher is also good. As this may equal to a higher quality of service, too.
Take note that the price is not the only thing you should consider when choosing a commercial painting company. You should also look at some factors, which you can get along the way.
Experience in the Field
Aside from skills, the contractor should have enough years in the field to ensure that he knows what he’s doing. In most cases, those contractors who have been in the industry for long years have already seen most of the problems. Therefore, if they encounter a problem, they will definitely know how to manage it.
This is indeed important if your company’s project has high stakes. However, we also don’t mean that you shouldn’t give a chance to the newcomers. If you observe that risks are low and the new contractor has already gained good reputations, why not hire them? With that, you can negotiate with them for a lower price.
License and Certifications Attained
Make sure also that the contractors have the proper license and certifications to operate their jobs. You better ask for these things first to ensure that you are dealing with a legal business.
Furthermore, the painting company must have general liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance as well. These protect their employees if something happens to them while working inside your commercial property.
Remember that a reputable company has no hesitations in showing you the documents to prove they have.
You must also ask what type of guarantee they offer. A reputable company offers some sort of hassle-free guarantee. It is important to know if they offer a guarantee so you can cash this in case there’s a problem. If you find a problem with their workmanship after the project, you can ask for a guarantee if they have.
Most companies have a warranty, but that doesn’t mean claiming it won’t cause you a headache. Still, it depends on each company’s professionalism and customer service.
Conduct a Short Interview for Potential Contractors
If you still have a lot of contractors left on your final list, conducting a short interview is good. During the interview, you have a chance to know the procedures and processes of their work. During your conversations, you can ask them the following:
- What is the overall process?
- What type of paint do you use?
- How many coats do you use?
- How long will it take to complete?
- Do your employees use proper protective measures?
When asking these questions, it’s also important for you to have a little background knowledge about the answers. It is better to research well beforehand. If you think they don’t feel like answering your questions, cross them out on the list.
Ask for References and Check them Personally
It is also important to not just ask and listen to what they say about their services. To be able to make sure they are honest with their words you must also look for their previous customer’s feedback. You can ask for references and contact them to inquire about their experience with the said company. You may also ask about their professionalism, the quality of their workmanship, and services. Ask them also about the company’s aftersales service. So you know if they do a follow up on a problem right away.
Assess and Evaluate Their Customer Service
The company’s customer service says a lot about how they handle clients’ issues if they encounter a problem with their work. It also says something about their workmanship and professionalism. It is okay to assess companies’ good customer relations and quality service. Remember that it is also you who will benefit in the end.
Compare the Painting Companies
At this point, when you already gathered all the data about the potential painting companies, its time to make a comparison. Evaluate their offer, guarantee, pricing, reputation, experience, customer service, and quality of work. Then, compare the scores to see which company stands out. We know this is somehow time-consuming but it is all worth it.
If you are ready to have your property painted, it’s important to choose the right commercial contractor for the job. After all, you want to achieve a quality finished project for your own commercial property’s sake.
At Splash & Shine, we can freshen up the external appearance of your property and update the colours of your property’s interior walls. We have a crew of painters who are qualified and ready to do the job safely and thoroughly. You can contact us today to get a quote.