It’s May, and that means Home Improvement Month! If you are looking to repair an old sidewalk or even put in a new driveway this month you might be thinking, “Can I trust a big faceless company in the setting of my own home?” You will never have to ask with a local contractor like Sam The Concrete Man. Here are five reasons why you should consider hiring local contractors.
Local contractors are more likely to follow through. Your business means more to locals than it does to the big guys. A local contractor will have established relationships with suppliers and subcontractors. This helps keep the costs down for you (and them.)
Local contractors will have plenty of referrals from other people in your neighborhood. If your neighbors trust a contractor from their community you can rest assured that you can too.
When you send off money to a big corporation that community is gone forever. These companies will never reinvest in your town or support your community. When you spend on your neighbor, they will likely support another who may in turn support you.
When you choose to work with your neighbor, you are enriching the very place you call home.
Every neighborhood, every zip code, every city, and every state has its own set of rules and regulations. These can include the amount you can water your grass, where you can dig, where you can park your boat, and even where you can pour concrete. A local contractor is naturally much more knowledgeable in restrictions from local codes and HOAs – their livelihood depends on it.
If a large company puts up a fence that’s too high for local codes, it will chalked it up to a “marginal loss” and move on. That is why a local contractor will be sure to get it right the first time. Less fuss for you, more business for them.
Some jobs cannot be performed the same in different regions and it is important to understand the necessities of certain environments. Take concrete for example. In warmer regions, concrete is typically poured at around 3500 psi, while colder climates more susceptible to freezing weather require up to 5000 psi in some cases.
Colder environments require a higher psi and attention to detail when sealing due to the freeze/thaw cycle. If water seeps into an improperly poured or sealed concrete, even with the smallest of cracks, it will cause damage upon freezing expansion. An inexperienced contractor may not understand this, and the result could be an unpleasant surprise months later.
Most companies are just in it for the money. As soon as they give you that shiny low-ball estimate and get you to sign your yard away it’s over. They have no remorse for hitting you with hidden fees and longer than anticipated work schedules. Workers are also held to a lesser level of accountability as large companies hire for cost-effectiveness rather than skill.
With a local contractor like Sam The Concrete Man, you will get an upfront estimate with no hidden fees, a realistic timeline, and professional workers. Workers are hired directly from your community and trained to the highest standard. Their work will outperform and outvalue anything a faceless corporation offers.
At Sam The Concrete Man, we believe you will always get the best work out of the people who care about you – neighbors! Hiring anyone to work on your home can feel like a major risk, especially when it’s on something you use every day. That’s why we offer upfront, in-person, no-obligation estimates at all our work sites. We only hire the best contractors and ensure they are trained to the highest standard.
This home improvement month consider using Sam The Concrete Man. Schedule an estimate today and see for yourself why local is always the best choice.