There are a lot of contractor and architectural firms in the Philippines. A quick Google search leads to thousands of results, which is why a lot of people end up overwhelmed. This can prove to be problematic, as you may end up choosing the wrong contractor or architect if you become overwhelmed. A good rule of thumb to follow is to start your search with a local contractor. But still, there will be a lot of firms to choose from. For example if you’re searching for a Batangas contractor, you’ll find a lot of great firms ready to help you out. With many great firms, it all boils down to one thing – which Batangas architect or contractor is the right fit for you and your project?
Ask the Following Questions to the Batangas Contractor or Architect You’re Considering
Ask the following questions in order for you to choose the right Batangas architect or contractor for you:
- How well do you know this city? How many projects have you had in this city?
Ask for the contractor’s specific knowledge and experience when it comes to the city where your project will be put up. For example, an experienced Lipa City contractor can be your best bet if you have a project in Lipa City, as he or she knows the ins and outs of the city. This knowledge can help the contractor from the planning to the turnover of the project.
You should also ask how many projects he or she has had in your proposed location. A Batangas architect that has successfully completed a lot of projects in Batangas shows that he or she is trusted in the city.
Of course, this is not to say that you should completely disregard someone that has zero projects in your proposed location. You should still consider the contractor’s knowledge in that specific city and of course, the professional’s overall expertise in your type of project.
- Are you a member of a local and reputable organization?
For starters, it’s a good idea to deal with someone that’s a member of the United Architects of the Philippines. A member in good standing upholds the organization’s values, which means that this professional strives to provide the best experience to his or her clients.
The UAP has local chapters, so ask if he or she is a member. For example, a Lipa City contractor who’s a member of good standing of UAP Lipa is a good contractor to consider.
- How hands-on will you be if I decide to hire you?
This is one of the best things about hiring a local contractor. A Batangas contractor should have the time and means to be hands-on with a project located in Batangas. Of course, you should still ask how hands-on he or she plans to be.
You can also ask around. A hands-on contractor will have a reputation as such.
- Can we meet?
The answer of course, should be a resounding YES. While the Internet has given us the gift of the ability to do things online, details should still be presented and finalized face to face. While your initial contact with a Batangas architect is probably online or over the phone, you should still be able to set up a meeting with your convenience taken into consideration.
While there are a lot of great architectural firms in the Philippines, you may find it hard to meet up with a firm located in Mindanao if you’re in Luzon, unless of course you have a massive project. Take that into consideration. For example if you’re in Lipa, you can meet a Lipa City contractor today or in the next few days.
Meet a Batangas or Lipa City Contractor!
As mentioned, it’s a good idea to meet with contractors before hiring one. This way, you can ask more specific project-related questions. This will also give you a chance to gauge the personality and professionalism of the Batangas contractor that you’re considering.
We’re ready to meet you if you’re ready to talk about your project! Contact us today!