Hello Friend! My name is Dave Dull and I'll be your specialist who’s meeting with you soon for our upcoming appointment! I’m beyond excited to talk about your project, learn your vision and see how we can help make it happen! 😃
Now look, I realize you probably know very little about Dave's Elite Excavating & Grading. Please allow me to quickly share a little bit about myself as well as give you some solid tips on how to hire the best contractor for your project. This way you’ll experience more smiles and less headaches when the action starts!
A little about me:
I would love to tell you my story so you know a little bit about me before our meeting. I got introduced to the excavation business as a child. You see, I was born on a farm and my dad was my mentor. I've always had a love affair for dirt work and agriculture.
After I got out of college I worked in real estate for a number of years and met a fellow in the trucking and excavating business. We had a lot in common and soon became close friends and started working on projects together. Over the years I started accumulating more and more pieces of equipment for my own business.
45 years later I am still at it and continue to work on projects with my long time friend.
In addition to giving you the highest quality workmanship… You deserve the best price too, am I right?!
Through our long-standing relationships with our Product and Supply manufacturers we're able to provide our Clients some of the most competitive rates in the industry for our services along with the best selection and quality of materials.
In closing, I know you’ll get peace of mind right away when you experience our straightforward and honest pricing firsthand.
Well that’s pretty much it! Thanks again for considering us and taking time to learn a little bit about me and our company…
I'm so excited to get to meet you soon and get to work! I can’t wait! 😃
See you soon!
P.S. Below are some quick tips I want to share on hiring the best contractor for your job and avoiding costly mishaps...
General Contracting is a very broad field of expertise. Some contractors may specialize in a particular type of work, such as repairing French drains or waterproofing foundations from the outside. Some contractors may only offer residential services, while others provide only commercial excavation. When comparing contractors, you should look for the ones that specialize in the type of work you want done.
Once you’ve found a few companies that offer the services you need, it’s time to find out more about the quality of their work. Take a look at each contractor’s portfolio to get a sense of their previous work. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Checking out pictures and videos of the excavation work yourself will give you a much better understanding of the company’s methods.If you find in the course of your research that you don’t like the results of certain excavation projects, simply remove the contractor that did the work from your list of potential choices.
Of course, when looking at pictures, keep in mind that contractors can curate the content on their website and only showcase their best work… or sometimes stock photos. Furthermore, a great result doesn’t necessarily mean that the project was completed within budget and deadline, nor that the client and contractor had a good working relationship. It’s in your best interest to talk to a professional’s former clients to verify their credibility. Ideally, you should try to contact recent clients. They will be able to warn you against dealing with the contractor they used or highly recommend them.
In the construction sector, there are various licenses and certifications that can indicate a contractor’s reliability and competence. Contractors must meet specific requirements in order to obtain the necessary licenses. They must also pay license security that is used to compensate a customer who has suffered damages in the event of improperly executed or incomplete work. Dealing with a licensed contractor (if your service requires it) ensures that you have a proper contract that sets out all of the terms and conditions of the work (start and finish dates, materials used, employees, cost, etc.) and protects you from potential damages.
Some companies are equipped for large jobs, while others have smaller equipment designed for construction with precision in urban areas. By taking a look at a contractor’s fleet of equipment, you’ll be able to get a sense of what types of jobs they specialize in and whether they are equipped to carry out your work properly and within a reasonable amount of time. For example, a smaller excavator is preferable for sewer and aqueduct repairs in densely populated areas or suburbs. With smaller equipment, the operator will be able to move around the site without damaging the landscaping, buried wires or water lines. Conversely, if you’re looking to excavate the basement of a multiplex or large building, it’s better to hire a company that has a fleet of heavy equipment.
It’s important to keep in mind that prices and deadlines for work can fluctuate widely depending on various factors such as the complexity of the project, the equipment used and the distance to the worksite.Therefore, it’s best to ask several different companies to provide a quote for your work if in doubt. This will give you the best chance of finding one that meets all of your requirements. If you can, try to speak with a manager at each company so that you can ask more in-depth questions to aid your comparison.Finally, beware of companies that bid at an abnormally low price. If the price seems too good to be true, something fishy is probably going on!
Go with your gut! It should feel right... not stressful. If you love the person you're dealing with, the company and their work... just go for it! This way you can move on and get things in motion.