March 29, 2024

A contractor doing work on your facility should be a partner, not just someone you hire. Here are four signs you’re probably not going to get what you pay for.

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One of the most valuable lessons anyone can learn is that if something ever seems or sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Unfortunately, this holds true regardless of setting or circumstance, and contracting is no exception to this rule.

Each year, facility managers hire contractors for construction, maintenance, and many other facility-related functions to improve their facilities. But how do you know you’re getting what you pay for when it comes to hiring a contractor? Here are four tell-tale signs that you’re about to hire a scam contractor.

1. Lack of Licensure

The most important thing to cover with any contractor, regardless of who they are or how much experience they claim to have, is to check that they are properly licensed. If a contractor is not properly licensed, insured, and bonded for the type of work you need done, chances are high that the contractor in question is a scammer.

Similarly, always ask for references on previous work and that the contractor’s business information is indeed correct. If the…

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