Operating a small business is a never-ending carousel ride. You’re constantly running around in circles, and very rarely get the chance to step off and breathe. When an entire team is reliant on you, it can feel as if every decision you make has the weight of the world on it.
One of the most difficult decisions you make as a business owner is who to call for building maintenance and repairs. If you choose the wrong contractor, you could be dealing with months of rework and maintenance issues within your building. Or, you could be overcharged for a repair that won’t last. If you’ve recently signed a new lease, one of the first things you should do is find a reputable maintenance team to handle minor repairs not covered by your landlord.
Below are three different ways to find the best handyman or contractor to work for your small business. The sooner you find a company to partner with, the better off you’ll be when it comes time for preventative repairs or emergency service.
Ask your neighbors.
One of the most important benefits of networking within your local business community is receiving tips and tricks for getting your brand off the ground. Your building neighbors can help you navigate city codes, manage seasonality, and help you find reputable contractors for the work you need to be done.
One of the best ways to find any service for your business is through online reviews. Reviews from other businesses are likely to be honest and unfiltered in most cases, especially if you can find hundreds or thousands of online testimonials. While no business will have perfect online reviews, look for businesses that have a majority of positive reviews on Google Maps and platforms like Facebook.
Meet for a consultation.
While references and testimonials can help, the only way to know if a contractor is right for you is to meet with them in person for a consultation. You can ask questions about their actual services, their pricing, turnaround time, and more important factors in your decision-making process. Ideally, you do this at the beginning of a new commercial lease so you can be selective of who you call before an emergency repair arises.
If you’re looking for commercial HVAC, plumbing, roofing, or electrical work in your area, contact MaintenX to see if we have contractors in your area. MaintenX guarantees fast, quality service every time in the 13 states we service as well as other cities within our contractor network. If you’d like to learn more or connect with your local MaintenX team, give us a call today!