When it comes to construction projects, there’s a lot of benefits to relying on a full-service contractor to fulfill all your project’s needs. Sure, it might be cheaper to source different contractors for different aspects of your project, but this can lead to inconsistencies in the work done, not to mention make it a hassle to keep track of how your project is doing.
We asked expert full-service building contractors about why they think going to an all-in-one contractor is so much better than relying on multiple builders. Here’s what they had to say:
Consistency of Quality
Having a single contractor working on all aspects of your project means one thing: the quality of work will be consistent all throughout. This is important, especially if you’re on a tight budget that has little room for error. By relying on a single contractor for all aspects of your building project—from planning and construction to management and sourcing—you can be assured of high-quality work throughout the entire project duration.
This also makes payment easier: having a single full-service building contractor for your project means you don’t have to shuffle through mountains of paperwork to pay off multiple contractors on the job. It also helps you keep track of your project more efficiently, as you’ll be dealing with less differing opinions on how to best move forward with a project.
Of course, if you’re going to rely on a single contractor, you need to make sure that they are reliable, of good repute, and trustworthy. Find a local contractor that you know can handle your project and can execute your vision properly and on time.
Loyalty Pays Off
Here’s a secret: if you go to a full-service contractor for a project, they’re going to treat you better than specialized contractors. Which isn’t to say that the latter is going to treat you badly: it just means that relying on a single full-service contractor means that customer service is going to be better. And it makes sense: you’re going to be entrusting the entire project into the hands of a single contractor, so the latter is going to reward your loyalty with great service. It’s really that simple.
It’s also not uncommon for full-service contractors to give clients discounts on specific projects, and if you treat them as well as they treat you, they might even be incentivized to source cheaper materials and find ways to stay within budget and within the time frame you provide. After all, great service breeds loyal customers, and loyal customers encourage great service.
Builds Relationships, Not Just Structures
Having a solid relationship with a full-service contractor means you’ll have a constant and reliable friend for all your construction needs. Again, this is dependent on how well you treat each other, but if you build a friendship with your contractor, you’ll most likely be on their list of priority clients, and they’ll want to impress you so that you keep coming back to them.
Having this kind of relationship with your contractor means they’re going to be encouraged to maintain their high-quality of work every time, and they’re going to work very hard to make sure they’re your go-to company for any construction needs you might have. Again, good service equals loyal customers, and loyal customers mean a constant source of income for them. It’s a win-win situation in the end.