4 Things to Consider When Selecting Subcontractors

The quality of a project depends on the quality of the subcontractors performing the work. The work of these vital individuals can also greatly affect a project’s timeline and final costs.

That’s why properly vetting subcontractors for a project and managing them effectively is so essential to a project’s success.

In our preconstruction process, we perform extensive evaluations of all the subcontractors we work with. We have relationships with many of the best local subcontractors, keep records of their performance on each project, and consistently re-evaluate them and their work. We always ensure that we hire the best subcontractors for the type, size, and scope of the work.

 Here are four things to consider when selecting a subcontractor:


Never underestimate the power of experience. We always match a subcontractor’s capabilities to the project’s requirements, including job size and scope of work. This maximizes the use of resources and gives the project the attention in deserves.


We always seek out credible sources when looking for feedback about a potential subcontractor. Asking for references from other contractors is one way to get valid feedback. It’s also highly important to determine whether the subcontractor has any pending or past litigation cases, claims, or conflict issues.


Understanding the structure of a subcontractor’s company is another important aspect to consider. Find out who runs the business and who actually directly manages the workers on the jobsite. It’s vital that the subcontractor’s structure supports the needs of the project, including issues of compliance, decision-making, and resolution. Also, it’s imperative to check into the company’s safety record, including the type of training programs the company puts into practice.


We always make sure that the subcontractor is a well-run business and consider the company’s bond capacity and insurance. How the subcontractor handles labor time capturing and reporting, and other compliance issues is also important to know.

The subcontractors that work on our projects have proven records of performance. We value our relationships with subcontractors and only work with the best. These relationships ensure that projects are of the highest quality and that they are completed on time and on budget.

Let us help with your project. Call us to schedule a consultation.

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