Your grand plan of building a custom home is definitely very exciting and you’ve been saving up for it for a very long time now. However, the one thing you should be aware of is that for an investment as big as this, you need to be extra careful and smart in making decisions. No person out there would want to spend more than what they’re supposed to just because they made a silly and dumbfounded decision in the building process.
The truth is regardless of you being a general contractor, custom home builder, or simply a homeowner planning to go big with a new home, there is no denying the fact that a custom home can only be successfully built with an electrical contractor by your side. You never can just hire any electrician you come across, because in a highly complex construction job like a custom home, there is virtually no room for error, and this holds true when it comes to the installation of electrical components. As such, you must give priority to hiring the best electrical contractor, someone who comes with the experience in new construction electrical.
Here’s a bunch of tips on how to find the best out there:
1 – Go with one who has experience.
Of the many prospects out there, pick one with years of construction experience. It’s not that typical residential electricians aren’t that good; it’s just that a custom home is different and there are challenges involved in the setup of electrical components that only an experienced electrical contractor can handle.
2 – Find one who is trusted by other local building contractors.
A very effective means of figuring out if you’re about to hire the right electrician for your custom home is by asking local developers and building contractors. Because building contractors work with electricians all the time, what it means is that they are most likely the best sources of recommendation, and they’ll happily recommend a name or two of someone they trust.
3 – Find an electrical contractor who keeps his word both in the promised completion time and the budget.
There are so many of them out there, but only a handful are reputable enough to stick to his promise of not just finishing the job at a specific and predetermined target but also sticks to the budget that was agreed. The problem with those who are well-experienced and very skilled but cater to many clients at the same time is that you might end up being last on the list of priorities. You also must be careful with those who offer you a very low bid, only to add to the costs later on.
Those are just some of the basic things you must consider when hiring an electrician for your custom home; and lastly, don’t forget to ask about his license and liability insurance.