Essential Steps in Selecting a Quality Post-Frame Builder: Part 3

We at Gateway FS Construction Services understand that selecting a quality post-frame contractor may seem to be an overwhelming task, and we are here to help.  We are pleased to provide you, this last article of three articles, in a series that provides guidelines to make your decision easier to utilize Gateway FS Construction Services for your post-frame building needs.   

Last month’s topics included a discussion of the importance of a contractor having membership in the National Frame Builders Association (NFBA) and all applicable state and local current licenses. This month we will cover insurance, bidding and contracts.

Much like verifying a contractor’s NFBA membership and licensure status, it is critical that a contractor have insurance and building permits.  Ask the contractor for a copy of their insurance certificate and contact the insurance company to confirm coverage such as workman’s compensation, property damage and personal liability.  No construction project should begin without verification of this insurance coverage. 

Having a construction project open for bid provides options for selecting the contractor that saves the most money.  However, keep in mind that having a bidding process cannot guarantee that the lowest bidding contractor is the best contractor that will provide the highest quality of work.  If you do bid a job, it is imperative that the potential bidders are bidding on the same scope and quality of work.  This offers the best confidence that the bids are fair, providing you the best information to make your decision. 

When you have found a quality contractor dedicated to constructing highly-engineered post-frame buildings and are ready to begin the job, do not start any work until a detailed contract has been prepared, reviewed and signed.  Involving an attorney is highly recommended and although costly, could save you more money down the line.  At a minimum a contract should have the following:  total price of work, payment schedule, starting and completion dates, detailed list of specifications and materials and lastly, provision for changes or additions to job scope.

Gateway FS Construction Services has been constructing highly-engineered, quality, post-frame buildings in Southern Illinois for more than 50 years.  Our work can be seen all across the countryside.  We are fully insured, are happy to bid on any project and do not start work without having a detailed contract.  Gateway FS Construction Services, along with our partner, Walters Buildings, will meet or exceed all of your expectations with regards to constructing post-frame buildings. 

Whatever your post-frame building construction needs, the professional team at Gateway FS Construction Services can help.  Give us a call at 866-551-3454 today and talk to one of our experienced post-frame building construction service representatives.  We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.