Stonebridge Contracting, LLC., a State Certified General Contractor, is prepared to handle any job from design to completion in the most efficient manner. We take on documented high risk and difficult jobs that other contractors decline. Our reliable team is ready to take your call seven days a week. We offer complimentary consultations and project quotes and we’ll never pressure you into signing a contract. Our goal at Stonebridge Contracting is to make your dream a reality.
The top things to look for when hiring a Certified General Contractor:
No matter the project, big or small, you have a vision in mind when hiring a Certified General Contractor. When it comes to to choosing the right company for the job, there are a number of things you should keep in mind:
- Current, State-Specific Licensing
- Competitive Pricing
- History of Satisfied Customers
- Willing to Sign a Contract
- Willing to Provide an Estimate
- Verified Through the State Attorney General
- Accepts More Than Just Cash
- Acquires Building Permits for You
- Offers a Solid Warrantee
2015 Florida Statutes 489.105 – Four (4) main types of Contracting
(A) General Contractor – unlimited as to type of work.
(B) Building Contractor – limited to 3 stories but may not affect the structural member of the building.
(C) Residential Contractor – limited to a 2 story and accessory use structures.
(D) Handyman – no electrical, no plumbing, building or structural work and no load bearing walls. Some counties will not allow handyman painting without proper licensing; no drywall repairs on load bearing walls: need license and insurance.
At Stonebridge Contracting, we always have the client in mind. We take all of these factors into consideration making sure to provide the best service available.
Dos and Don’ts of Hiring a Certified General Contractor:
Do not hire a contractor that does not have good communication processes. They should have strong customer relationship skills, i.e. by phone communication, email or texts. They should keep appointments on time and be thorough and listening to exactly what your vision and objectives are. The back of the house support staff needs to be courteous, attentive and take action immediately to your request while keeping you informed.
They should have a long track record of satisfied clients and have the proper licensing and insurance to back up their work. Must be passionate about “under promising and over delivering.”
Never hire a contractor that claims to have extra materials left over from a previous job at a discounted price. You don’t know if that material is of good quality. It may have been left outside at the previous job. Don’t settle for the second best when it comes to your home or commercial building.
Do realize that the cheapest option in not always the best option. Cheap repairs can often be synonymous with temporary repairs. Get it done right the first time, even if it costs a little extra. “Promise good – deliver great”
Pros of working with a State Certified General Contractor like Stonebridge Contracting:
- This is the simplest way to get your project completed
- In most cases, this may be the least expensive (other than self-contracting)
- One-point responsibility for materials, workmanship, scheduling, and budget controls. If there’s a problem, it’s the contractor’s responsibility to fix it.
- You don’t complete payment for the project until you go over the punch list with the project manager and corrections made.
When choosing a GC for your construction project, please keep the above-mentioned factors in mind. Your GC should be someone you can trust, communicate and work alongside with a common goal in mind: making your vision come to life. Expect reliable work ethics, high quality materials, skilled labor, warranty and consistent communications. Must have passion for a powerful customer relationship for your repeat business and confidence to recommend new customers.
These are just a few reasons why Stonebridge Contracting applies a different approach to “Building Your Dreams”.