Choosing a builder isn’t easy. In fact, choosing a warehouse builder might be even more complicated. In this article, we want to share with you 5 tips on how to choose a warehouse builder.
These 5 tips can be used when choosing any builder in general. We hope that these tips can help you make the right decision for you and your business, especially a warehouse builder.
5 Tips On Choosing a Warehouse Builder
If you’re thinking of building a warehouse, here are some things to consider. We chose these tips by narrowing down what we thought were the most important factors in selecting a warehouse builder. There are many other factors to consider, but these are the key ones that we’ve found.
1. Read reviews or ask for recommendations from others
As with most things, it’s very helpful to consider the type of reviews that a builder has gotten. Whether it’s looking them up using a Google search or by turning to a construction resource, reading reviews can give you insight into your potential builder’s work.
Additionally, if you don’t have any specific builder in mind, ask for recommendations from those who you know and trust. You can also ask for referrals from businesses that help clients and builders connect.
2. Compare builders’ proposals
Rather than limiting yourself to a potential builder, ask for proposals from multiple builders. It’s important to consider proposals from a variety of builders because each builder has strengths and weaknesses. Some builders might be great at constructing residential homes, while struggling with the logistics of building a warehouse. Others might be great at the logistics of building a warehouse while having an unrealistic price point. Understanding your builder and what they have to offer when it’s compared to other builders is important.
It’s also important to thoroughly look through the proposal for any questions or concerns that you might have. For example, does the proposal address the questions you have? Does it follow the vision you have in mind for building the warehouse?
3. Paying less or more doesn’t mean a better outcome
That being said, paying less or more doesn’t always equal a better proposal. For example, in the book Why We Hate Cheap Things, philosophers argue that we say that we love cheap things, but our actions show that we think more expensive things are better. That’s because our minds equate higher prices with better quality. Think of all the people who purchase high end and name brand products because they assume those products are better.
So, when it comes to your warehouse builder, it’s important to consider the type of builder you’re getting and not just how much or how little you’re paying for the project. Your end goal should be to get a better warehouse, even if it might cost you a little less or more than you expected.
4. Ask for safety records
It’s very important to consider asking for safety records. Your builder should have knowledge of and experience with following safety regulations. So, ask for safety records and other information related to laws and regulations regarding constructing a warehouse.
5. Consider your builder’s communication style
Rather than just focusing on whether your builder can complete the project efficiently, reflect on how they’re treating you throughout the process. Your builder should be asking for your input and on a regular basis. That is, the warehouse is ultimately your project. They’re just there to help that project become a reality and a success.
E.K. Bailey Construction in Utah
At E.K. Bailey, our motto is “Building the Future.” What we mean by that by getting help from us results in long-term success! We want to build for not just the present moment, but for a long lasting future.
Our services include:
- Pre-construction: during this stage, we’ll identify obstacles and challenges to the project. We’ll also go over the planning and estimating of the project.
- Consulting: We’ll go over how the project is going. We’ll ask for your input and consider your needs in the overall project.
Overall, our goal is to help you make your building project into a reality. We want to make sure that you get your needs met, while following design principles and safety regulations. That is, we want quality work that follows your vision.
If you’re in the state of Utah, reach out to us! Contact us at 801-782-4748. You can also contact us here. We would love to help you with your vision.