Have you ever started a project with getting multiple quotes from different contractors and then struggled to decipher within the quotes which one was better, or which one was better suited to your needs?
Tips and tricks when comparing quotes from construction contractors.
First thing you want to do, is really dive into the details. This big difference can be price discrepancy on different quotes. However, if there is less detail in the quote then you could get charged more later for something that wasn’t detailed in the quote. Look over all quotes to make sure all details are spelled out and if they aren’t ask the contractor to add those in. Once all quotes have the specific job details in, you should be able to compare the different quotes for the best price.
You can look at each quote as well to see if it meets all your expectations. You may be able to eliminate some contractor quotes from the running based on them not providing everything that you need. For example, does the quote cover everything you asked for? Does it fit my budget? Are labor and material costs included? Etc.
You may also want to look for a quote that is presented professionally with the company name and contact information included. If the quotes seem to be similar in price, I would recommend looking at prior work and seeking previous client reviews. Does the contractor have a website? If so take a look at their previous projects or customer testimonials! This may help you in your decision to choose the best contractor as well.