How to Choose the Right Building Contractor for Your Pole Barn

Building a pole barn can be very beneficial. However, if you lack the knowledge to construct one yourself, or if you just lack the time, it is important that you find a quality contractor to complete the job for you. That can be easier said than done. There are likely hundreds of builders you could choose from, both amateur and professional. Sifting through to find the best may take some time, but it is well worth it if you are seeking the best results. Here are some tips to help make the process easier and choose the right building contractor for your pole barn project.

Ask for Recommendations from Friends

There’s a high chance someone close to you has needed a building contractor in the past, and they can recommend one for your project. The best contractors may not spend thousands of dollars to advertise each year. Many people find them through positive word-of-mouth. Ask around and try to get as many recommendations as possible.

Choose the Right Building Contractor for Your Pole Barn

Narrow It Down

Once you have the names or recommendations of several companies, narrow it down. Take the time to call each of them and ask questions about your project and their experience with similar ones. Ask for a price quote and an estimate of how long it’ll take to get the job done. You could also ask about the types of materials they use and how they source them. Do this, and you can narrow your choices down to two contractors who are great candidates for your job.

Check the Online Reputation of the Contractors

Quality contractors tend to have great reviews on the Internet. Search for information on the quality of their business using the Better Business Bureau database. Other sites such as Google+ and Yelp may also provide local reviews to look at. Local forums are great places to find reviews from previous customers as well. If you struggle to find any information about them online, try a simple Google search with the full name and address of the builder.

Meet the Chosen Contractor in Person

Once you’ve got all the information, you need from the Internet, set up an appointment and meet the contractor of your choice in person. Talk to them about the project and see how your personality fits theirs. At this point, you should be 100 percent sure about your contractor’s credentials, skills, and experience. Hire them if you like them and begin discussions on contracts, schedules, and payment.

Let Lumber One Help You

At Lumber One, your building project is our top concern. We operate with a focus on honesty and integrity in all we do and strive to deliver an exceptional experience for every client. We have comprehensive services from our full-service lumber yard to contracting and genuinely care about providing you with phenomenal service and attention. Since 1962, Lumber One has delivered this level of service and will continue to do so for the next generations as well. You can rest easy knowing that at Lumber One, we do things right the first time and never cut corners. Because of this, Lumber One is a leading expert in the Minnesota residential construction field. We invite you to contact us or visit one of our two locations. We are honored to serve you!