When you’re ready to begin your church remodel, you’ll need to find a church remodeling contractor that is willing to meet you where you are in the process of your project. Contractors have to work with you and with the company that you hire to design the building in order to complete the project as intended. When you’re looking for a church remodeling contractor, here are a few tips to think about before signing the contract:

What do you want to accomplish?

Before you ever pick up the phone to call a contractor, spend some time thinking about what the goals of your project are. If you can’t clearly define what you want the results of your renovation to be, you’re not going to be able to describe it to your contractor. This could only lead to miscommunication and disappointment. Make sure that you understand exactly what your expectations are, so that your church renovation contractor also understands them.

Do they have references?

When you hire a contractor, you are trusting someone on your property. Once you’ve narrowed down your list to a few options, be sure to call around or read online reviews. If there have been issues in the past with theft, job completion, or respect of the property that they are working on, it is certainly something that you want to have a conversation about before they are hired. Remember, there are two sides to every story, so having a good talk with your contractor if someone was dissatisfied with the job they did is important. You may find out that the contractor was not at fault.

What is their specialty?

Often, remodels are more difficult than starting from scratch because you have to work with and around what someone else has created. If your church remodeling contractor doesn’t have experience with renovations, you might want to find someone that does. Furthermore, you want to find a contractor that has experience with churches. Hiring someone new to building will save you money, but it may cost you in the long run when the results of inexperience rear their head.

If you’re looking for the perfect church remodeling contractor, look no further than Vanman Architects and Builders. Our contractors are already a part of our design-build team, so you never have to wonder if they are willing and able to complete your design.