Ft. Lauderdale, FL based GSD Contracting LLC has built the phrase “Building Trust” into its logo — and this commercial contractor has achieved that objective with its well-designed and written blog.
Consider this post for example: Top 5 Design Trends: The Future of Bank Construction in South Florida. Clearly, I am not responsible for decision-making about bank design or decision-making in south Florida, but I can reasonably assume the individuals with these responsibilities would find the insights in the post to be useful, and of course that is the intent.
A more generic and generally relevant post: Building a Bricks and Mortar Business? The Five Keys to Hiring the Right Commercial General Contractor post could be useful for almost anyone who might need a GC — and I’m confident the advice would apply anywhere. (If you think the wording is great, adapt but don’t copy it for your own blog/site — besides copyright ethics, duplicate content is a killer for SEO.)
I’ll let you read the blog for the four first keys, but the fifth I think encapsulates the “building trust” concept.
Key #5: Ask for Financials and You Won’t Get Caught Short
Getting stuck because local contractors simply can’t cover the costs of construction is every business/property owner’s nightmare. The best contractor is not only the best builder, but the one with the financial history to complete your project to your full satisfaction. Consider requiring a payment & performance bond, a contractor who can secure such a bond is already steps ahead of its competition. If a contractor can’t pay his/her subcontractors, your project’s completion is in jeopardy. You’ve got to do your due diligence in this critical aspect of hiring a contractor.
GSD’s blog indeed is a worthy entry in the competition. You can vote once (for as many blogs as you wish) until March 31.