Every construction project needs several elements working together to be successful. It needs to be well planned and with all the required permits and certificates in hand before work starts. It needs a competent workforce and adequate funds to keep everything moving through to completion.
Key Element for a Successful Project
There is another element, however, that is essential to delivering any project, large or small, on time and within budget. That element is a reliable and experienced equipment supplier with a proven record of completing work to the highest standards.
This describes the work we do at Dee Gees Bobcats. Our business has been operating for over 23 years, and, in that time, we have built our equipment fleet from one truck and a bobcat to twelve combo units including attachments. We are confident in the quality of the services we offer.
Choosing a Quality Contractor without a Crystal Ball
Of course, every business makes claims like these but sometimes the results do not match the rhetoric. The owner of the project is left with shoddy workmanship and the expense and stress of getting issues rectified. So how can you know in advance that the contractor you chose can do the job you want?
Check Past Performance
There are things you can do to check credentials before committing to a contract. First, ask for the contact details of previous customers who would be willing to give the contractor a recommendation. With several such recommendations, you have first-hand knowledge of the type of quality and service you can expect.
Quality and service is not only about the equipment. It is also about the financial capacity of the business to complete the work. There have been many incidents over the years of work started by contractors who were unable to complete projects due to financial difficulties.
Know Where to Look for Information
ABN Lookup is an on-line tool of the Australian Business Register where anyone can search for basic information about any registered business. Enter the business name and you will find publicly available information given by businesses when they apply for an Australian Business Number (ABN).
Important clues to look for are the date they received their ABN, the date they registered for GST and their main business location. You can also view the company record on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Our record, for example, verifies our website claim that we have been in business for 23 years. Further detailed searches are available for a fee.
Don’t Rush the Decision
Personal recommendations and official company records are both powerful indicators of how a business is likely to perform. A reliable supplier of quality equipment is critical to the success of any project, so take the time to get the right company.