If you’re a business owner looking for the right paving contractor to repave or patch your parking lot, it can be stressful searching through all the options out there to find the best contractor for your particular job. Luckily, there’s a proven method out there for researching, finding and selecting the best contractor for any job. In this post, we’ll share with you some of the knowledge we’ve gained over our 13-plus years as a trusted paving contractor in Phoenix, AZ.
Start with customer reviews
We all know how the search begins. You Google something like “paving contractors in Phoenix, AZ,” and you take stock of the multitude of options. The first stage of our process, which is a common-sense process of narrowing down a large list into a single choice, is to read reviews of the paving contractors you’re considering. You’ll want to read reviews on their own websites, as well as on Angie’s List, Facebook, Google Business, Yelp, etc. Only consider paving contractors with overwhelmingly positive reviews. But be careful not to let any one review dissuade you from any one contractor. Some jobs go wrong for reasons that are unrelated to the quality of the contractor’s work. Miscommunication is inevitable anytime humans work together.
Make certain they’re fully licensed and insured
This requirement will probably take care of itself as you’re narrowing down your choices while reading reviews. The best outfits tend to be well established, and therefore fully licensed and insured. If a company’s not fully insured, you’re counting on them getting everything right the first time, because if the paving goes wrong, or if it somehow damages your property, you could be left on the hook for those damages, or caught up in a lengthy court battle trying to get your money back. There’s no point in risking being stuck with such costs just to save a few bucks on the front end.
Compare the pavement contractors’ portfolios
Every job’s different, and ideally you’ll want a pavement contractor who’s done a job as similar to the one you need done as possible. Practice makes perfect, and that extra experience will pay dividends when the paving’s done. Many contractors have portfolios online. Alternatively, you could ask them about some of the work they’ve done, and maybe even go see the work in person. This will give you a great idea of how the contractor’s work stands up over time.
Finally, compare prices between any companies you’re considering hiring. The bottom line is always going to be the most important factor in your choice, but by narrowing your choices down in earlier steps you’re guaranteeing yourself that you won’t be sacrificing quality for price. When it’s all said and done, you will have chosen the best contractor at the best possible value.
Find a paving contractor in Phoenix, AZ
Sunstar Seal Coating, Inc. is a family-owned and operated paving contractor in Phoenix, AZ, providing asphalt paving, concrete services and sealcoating to the area since 2004. We are fully insured, have a variety of experience in both large- and small-scale jobs and have built a reputation in Phoenix for having some of the fairest prices around. If you’re in need of any external paving or asphalt or concrete maintenance, please give us a call today!
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