How to choose a contracting company?
Adding a room, renovating a basement, insulating your ceiling or doing some much-more-needed house-work? Finding a good contractor is important — a home improvement project gone wrong can cost you a lot of money, time and effort.
If you are about to hire a general contracting company or any sub-trade professional, take some time to analyze if the company fits with what you are looking for.
A good advertisement isn’t proof that a contracting company does quality work. Find out for yourself. Try consulting with friends with similar experiences. Also consider asking your neighbors, or co-workers who have had improvement work done, and check out a contractor’s reputation on online rating sites you trust. Before buying the service, get written estimates from several companies, and keep in mind the lowest quote is not always the best choice.
Also important: trustworthy and quality companies have common characteristics. Take a look at what you should consider before hiring a contracting company.
1. Provides Excellent Customer Service
No matter how prominent the online presence of a business may be, if the quality of communication with a customer is subpar, it is possible that you may not be satisfied with the services later. It is always important to understand the needs of a customer to clearly outline the next steps. If you as a customer feel appreciated and cared for then your project is in the right hands.
In the insulation business this practice will be conveyed by the company asking questions such as: What stage of your renovation/construction are you in? Are you familiar with the insulation process? What is your timeline for your project? Any immediate concerns?
2. Has experience
A contracting company should be experienced. Experience is gold as professional contractors know what fits best to your project, are time-efficient and will get the job done right. And with experience comes honesty. Sometimes a job is not within the qualifications of a contractor, and a reputable company will let you know. Established over ten years ago, Ecostars’ extensive portfolio serves as a testimony to the amount of experience gained over the years.3. Has a rich Portfolio
We just mentioned it before, and for sure, a rich portfolio is proof of an experienced company. A portfolio can be defined as the compilation of products and services offered by the company. It comprises of all the completed projects. EcoStar Insulation has a diverse portfolio focusing on various sectors: residential, institutional and industry.
4. Uses Quality products
The usage of good products is a must for well-performing projects. At EcoStar, we stand behind our products and installations without fail. We want our customers to be 100% satisfied and are committed to providing the highest quality service. Our products are recognized as GreenGuard Certified, EcoLogo and CCMC Certified product and we strive to stay updated with the current innovations.
5. Chooses energy-efficient products and methods
You may have not thought about it, but the majority of builders are choosing to work with green-certified companies. A green-certified company uses eco-friendly products and applies the product in proper methods This is how you build an energy-efficient project which is highly beneficial for the utility bills.
At EcoStar, our company's mission is to provide viable insulation solutions that are affordable. We supply and install high-quality insulation that reduces seasonal energy costs, improves indoor acoustics, and addresses the fire protection requisites of the building structure.
6. Is committed
A good delivery means commitment from its providers. EcoStar installers manage every job professionally. They install by the building code, they follow manufacturer specifications, and they don't take shortcuts. Install teams use personal protective gear and always safeguard residents/occupants from project start to finish.
7. It provides you with a budget and schedule compliance
Prior to receiving a quote, you should have an idea as to what the general prices are so you can build a budget. Also the company should be able to provide you with a general availability. As you receive an estimate, the prices and timeline may be adjusted depending on the project size, however, all changes should be clearly outlined and explained. It is important to keep communication open for all updates to ensure a seamless process.
8. Employee support
Is there clear communication between employees? The development of good relationships in the workplace has the potential to improve the mood of employees, making them subsequently more productive. The better and more open communication, the fewer misunderstandings, which leads to a good final task.
9. Is Reliable
The company choose should be reputable and reliable. Reliability is applied to the performance of products, processes, individuals, and data, among other things. Reliable performance in all of these areas is critical to successful business planning and results. In order for a business to be successful, all of its components must be reliable. This includes accomplishing the given task within the deadline while sticking to the budget.
10. Is Sustainable
Business sustainability is crucial to the long-term prosperity of global companies. It is highly important that a company respects client deadlines otherwise you will be wasting money. You all heard the old saying: “time is money” Last, but not least, an important factor when it comes to choosing the right construction company is that it suits your construction needs. But for sure your choice definitely should not be a gamble.
Who are we?
If you're looking for professionals who provide quality services for home improvement projects, Ecostar is the right team for you. We can help you determine what your home system is missing and recommend a solution to help make your home healthier and more comfortable for you. For us, the main focus is always on product excellence and superior installation. Our services make your home warmer throughout the winter and keep it nice and cool in summer. Ask us for a free quote or give us a call for more information about your attic and home insulation in general.
For Ecostar, the overarching goal is 100% customer satisfaction. We are committed to the highest standard of installation with trusted product warranties, and our money-back guarantee. We also provide satisfactory resolution in the event of any problems or issues. Check out our reviews on HOMESTARS and GOOGLE.
With Streamlined project management and efficient customer billing, clients can rest assured of quality projects from end to end. And where repair or replacement might be required. Ecostar Insulation will expedite the work to industry standard, at company expense.
We have more than 10 years working on Residential Projects and Commercial Projects. Throughout the years we have improved and today we are the first choice in Toronto for services like Spray Foam Insulation, Attic Insulation, Insulation Removal, Basement Insulation, Blown-in Insulation, Radon Protection, and Fireproofing.