Hire a Professional Renovation Contractor
Your office is the first thing that prospective customers will notice when they walk into your place of business. They will judge whether they want to buy from you, or do business with you based on how it appears to them. If they are displeased with what they see they may not visit again, even though your customer service may be top-notch, and your associates may be friendly and helpful. So the company you choose to work with during the renovation process is important. It’s vital to choose a company that can do some of the best work in office renovation Singapore has ever seen.
It has been said that you can save money by doing the renovation work without a professional. While that may be true, hiring a trained, experienced contractor, you’re tapping into expertise that cannot be questioned. So if you’re wishing to renovate your office, and wondering what to look for in one, please read on.
Experience: Select a Contractor Tried and True
When you choose an office renovator in Singapore, consider one with years of experience. Do not choose one who merely says he or she is experienced, but rather, select one with a proven track record of successful experience. You want someone with years of experience working with different clients. Having made prior mistakes with several clients, they know what works and what does not.
Along these lines, while you are interviewing your candidate company, ask them for at five references, requesting their phone numbers and/or email addresses as well. If your prospective contractor seems a little hesitant, take that as a “red flag.” Look elsewhere, for that renovation contractor may have a few skeletons in his or her closet that they may be attempting to hide from you. Also, watch their body language as you speak to them. If the renovation contractor is fidgeting, licking his lips, avoiding eye contact, or trying to avoid answering the hard questions as you ask him about his business past, take that as warning that you should not enter into a contract with this person.
Skills: Choose a Competent Contractor
You need a renovation contractor who hires workers who are very skilled. Take that list of references and personally visit companies who have recently had renovation work done by your candidate contractor. Observe your surroundings; take pictures. This will serve as a clue to how your office will look after the office renovation Singapore company you choose is done with their work on your place of business. Also, perform a thorough background check of the company. Are there any citations for faulty, unsafe design or work that’s not compliant with city or national code? Take anything of that nature extremely seriously.
Skills not only matter when it comes to the contractors; they also are important when it comes to the customer service representatives you see when you first walk into the door of your prospective contractor’s office. Stand by and observe how they treat their customers, whether in person or over the phone. For if the associates are sarcastic, condescending and unpleasant towards other people, don’t be surprised if they behave the same way towards you.
Reputation: Integrity is Paramount
Another question to ask yourself is whether the office renovation contractor you select is reputable in Singapore. Mention their name around friends who’ve used the company in question for work, and watch their facial expressions. If more than one relative or friend gives you negative feedback, pay attention. Also look the contractor up on the Better Business Bureau website, and also, do a “Yelp” search on them. If you are not pleased with the opinions you read, then choose elsewhere. For instance, if you see comments that indicate that the workers the contractor has hired do not tend to clean up after themselves, they don’t finish in a timely manner, or that they are disrespectful–especially if those comments are coming from a number of former customers–take heed. For if there’s only one disgruntled customer, you can ignore that. But if you do the math, and a majority of past clients have given your prospective office renovation company less than four or five stars, then chances are excellent that that is not the company for you.
Pricing: Not Too High or Too Low
Do not look for a renovation contractor who charges you too much. On the other hand, do not seek one that will demand too little money from you. For in the latter circumstance, you may run across a contractor who does not take his or her work seriously. For instance, if your prospective company only charges you about $100 for all of the work they do, then office renovation is not worth much more than that to them. Look for a company who will give you the best work at a reasonable price
You may rejoice at the prospect of paying a lower price for office renovation. However, that will change once the inspectors come and decide to write you up for not being “up to code.” While you didn’t have to pay as much money for the original job–you may end up having to pay the governing authorities a hefty fine, not to mention having to pay for repairs needed to bring your office up to local or national standards. Remember the saying, “If something sounds too good to be true, it most likely is?
Why You Should Consider Us
We have the experience, the skilled employees, the character, and the pricing you are seeking. We take pride in what we do, because we care about making your office one that will draw customers to you rather than turning them away. We have the expertise. Our expectation of our employees is that they treat all of our clients with the utmost respect. For instance, you will never have to worry about an employee leaving a mess for you to clean up, or finishing behind your schedule. In addition we proudly show off our experience, and give you our references. We’re just that proud of the years of office renovation work we have done in Singapore. If you want to come in for a free consultation, feel free to do so. So visit our office, and talk to one of our friendly sales associates, who will schedule you an appointment with the owner of this office renovation business, who will work with you to develop the office renovation program that’s right for you.