With over 20 outdoor living companies around the Tampa Bay area – how do you know which company is right for you? Here are 3 quick tips on what to look for when choosing the right outdoor living company.
This may seem kind of obvious but it is definitely a top priority. Believe it or not, many outdoor living companies don’t actually function with their own General Contractor’s license, but rather borrow someone else’s. To most this may not be much of an issue, but if you happen to run into problems with the business’ work, legal issues may arise and you may find yourself running in circles due to the lack of them having their own licensing. Hopefully it would never come to that, but that is a headache you would want to avoid either way.
Do your research. In the construction industry, you really do get what you pay for. If you simply look for the cheapest services you are going to receive the cheapest materials and products. Construction materials are not cheap and the business needs to make a profit. If the company is extremely cheap in service, chances are they are using low quality products, and value their profit above all else. This mistake will in turn cost you a lot more in the long run. That’s not to say you should be looking for the highest prices out there because there are definitely some outdoor living companies the gouge their prices like crazy. You need to find a good medium between the highs and lows. Outdoor living companies that take pride in their quality of work also take pride in building relationships with their clients. Good balanced price points express that. So, when looking for the right outdoor living company it is important to look for the business that will give you the best bang for your buck, but make sure your buck is not literally a buck. Make sense?
This may also seem a bit obvious, but past and current client reviews are a huge guide on the quality of the company you are dealing with. Granted there may be some biased clients that either could have never been satisfied and give unfair reviews, or an easily satisfied customer that gave an overrated review. Nonetheless client reviews posted on reputable sites such as houzz.com and angieslist.com can you give you a great idea on whether or not the business is right for you.