How to Hire a Commercial Painting Contractor in South Florida
If you own or manage a commercial property in South Florida, keeping your building looking its best is key to ensuring tenants are satisfied while also safeguarding your investment. One quick and easy improvement that can make a big impact is a fresh coat of paint to the exterior and interior. This is a big job, so finding a commercial painting contractor you trust should be at the top of your to-do list. With more than 30 years of experience in commercial painting, A-1 Tropic Painting & Waterproofing has repainted buildings of all shapes and sizes. We’ve gathered a few of our top tips to finding the right painting contractor for your commercial building:
Do Your Research When Searching for a Commercial Roofing Company
The first step to finding the right contractor for you is to determine your options. The easiest way to do this is with a quick internet search for terms like “commercial painting company near me.” With a few names at your fingertips, you can begin plugging them into Yelp and reviewing their websites for testimonials and other information that can give you a feel for the quality of their work. Word of mouth is another important tool that will help you in your search. Ask your peers for recommendations and look at new buildings going up in your neighborhood for potential contractors. Local business directories and chamber publications are other helpful resources. Once you have your list of candidates, call them for an estimate and schedule a time to meet on-site to discuss the project.
Ask Questions When You Speak To The Painting Contractor
Prepare for your interview with the prospective candidates by writing down a few questions that will help you determine the quality of services they provide. As we like to say, “Quality is a Fact!” True quality isn’t an opinion but rather something that cannot be disputed. Ask for photos. Look for specifics that paint (no pun intended) a picture of the quality of their work by asking questions like:
- How many years of experience do they have in painting commercial buildings?
- What type of paint does the contractor intend on using?
- How many coats will be used?
- How will you protect the areas that will not be painted?
- How will you ensure the safety of employees/tenants and property in occupied buildings?
- How long will the job take?
- How will my tenants be impacted during this time?
Finally, make sure to ask for references from the past 5 years.
Compare Painting Contractor Quotes
Once you narrow down your top candidates and take a close look at their quotes. Did they capture the entire scope of your project? After speaking with their references, do they have the experience and resources to successfully tackle your project on schedule and budget. With many options for commercial painters in South Florida, it is tempting to go for the less expensive option, but the old adage, “you get what you pay for,” sometimes rings true. Make sure that the lower quotes do not sacrifice quality to win over competitors, and always check their credentials, licensing, etc.
For more than 30 years, A-1 Tropic Painting & Waterproofing has been dedicated to making sure your project is done correctly, on time, every time. Check our references, see our work and give us a call at (954) 370-9707.