A commercial property is one of the most important assets to any business owner.
Ensuring it is kept in immaculate condition and looking its best will always be a top concern to those managing the property, and painting is a huge factor to consider when investing in renovation or maintenance. Whether your property is customer facing or is an office space hosting important visitors, you want to create an environment you are proud of as it reflects your business. It is also important to consider your employees and how comfortable they will be in the right environment. Happy employees are more productive, and any business owner would want that for their company.
Hiring a commercial painter is an essential part of this process. You will want the best possible service and finish for the best possible price. Because each commercial property is different and can have very different, specific needs, it is important to consider a commercial painter whose skills and experience meet these specifications. When looking for a painting company to best meet your needs, it can feel overwhelming with all the choice available. Before you decide, there are a few important things to consider:
Make a Shortlist
There is a huge amount of choice available out there. Most people will probably start by looking on the internet for local companies who specialize in commercial painting jobs. Consider what specifications you require and look for providers who specialize in that area. If you have any family or friends who have used commercial painters in the past, it is always worth asking them if they have any recommendations. Being able to actually see the work a company can do is a terrific way to know if they are up to the job. Once you have a list of likely candidates, contact them individually to inquire about a consultation or quote.
Always Do Your Research
Once you have a shortlist, you need to make sure to do some research. Testimonials and references from past customers are crucial. Follow up to see if they are still happy with the work that was carried out and inquire about ongoing maintenance and aftercare. Do some internet searching to see if there are any negative reviews. A negative review doesn’t always mean the company is unusable but see how they responded to it and then make an informed decision. Check to make sure the company has all the relevant licenses and insurance, just in case something goes wrong. If an accident happens or any damage is done you need to make sure you are adequately covered. You can never have too much information, so try and learn as much as you can.
Ask for a Detailed Quote and Get it Signed
Make sure that any quote you are provided with shows that the contractor understands the job fully and has included all the specific details you require within the pricing. This includes any prep work that is needed, finishes, the specifics of the surfaces involved and any other unusual requirements. Ask questions if you are unsure of anything and seek advice if necessary. If you are satisfied, sign the quote yourself and make sure the contractor also signs it. Any respectable contractor will not have an issue doing this, and it makes the quote a legally binding contract should anything go wrong.
Cost isn’t Everything
While you will want to keep costs down as much as possible, it is important to not just go for the cheapest quote. You want to make sure that you are getting the best value for money. Quality work isn’t always the cheapest, so if you have it in your budget, investing a little extra for a more professional finish and an excellent service is a very worthwhile thing to do.
Get the Right People for the Job
Someone’s business is a very personal thing. You want your property to be individual and a unique representation of your brand. For this reason, it is hugely important to find a contractor who understands your vision and can deliver it as accurately as possible. Consider any special skills that may be required depending on the property type and the finish you require. Be sure to speak to a potential contractor about these specific requirements and make sure you are both on the same page. It is also advisable to make sure they have the capabilities to carry out the job to your requirements, especially if any specialist work needs doing.
No matter how big or small your commercial property is, The Painting Company will be able to help. With a stunning gallery of past examples available on our website and a highly skilled and professional team, you can be safe in the knowledge that your business is in safe hands. Contact our commercial contractors today for more information and start the process towards the perfect look for your commercial property. We have offices in Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada.