10 Tips for Planning Your Pole Building

  • Check to verify the contractor is a member of the National Frame Building Association.
  • Ask to see a contractor’s license or other official documentation.
  • Ask to see proof of insurance.
  • Ask for at least three references with phone numbers.
  • Contact the Better Business Bureau and the state attorney general’s office to see if any complaints have been registered against the person or company.
  • Don’t be pressured into signing a contract “today” to get a better price.
  • Don’t put more than one-third down for deposit before the start of typical projects unless special conditions justify it.
  • When paying for supplies up front, ask for a waiver from the store where they were purchased.
  • Don’t make the last payment until a “punch list” of items to be done is complete.
  • If you are unsure about the contract or prices, ask someone else to review the contract and supply list before hiring the contractor.
  • Whenever making a change in the original project, get the change and the price in writing.
  • Keep a journal of work done, contacts made with the contractor and payments made.

Before Selecting a Contractor:

  • Look at both recent & past projects.
  • Talk to past customers.
  • Check litigation history.
  • Check current workload to make sure the contractor really can start and finish
    when the say they can.

10 Tips for Planning Your Pole Building