Are you hiring a new contractor to manage your outdoor kitchen build? You may have been dissatisfied with a contractor in the past and don’t wish to repeat the experience, or you may be hiring for the first time. Whether for commercial or residential use, you may have some questions for them, and you’re smart for wanting to ask them.
Remember, first and foremost, that you’re the customer and within your rights to demand clear, easy communication with your contractor. The process from beginning to end deserves transparency.
With that in mind, here are some questions you should ask a potential contractor before signing them on to work on your outdoor kitchen.
Experience plays a key role. After all, you don’t want to be a contractor’s first client. An experienced home improvement or landscaping company has dealt with everything and seen everything. They have had time to establish a trustworthy reputation.
Vision Green Landscape has been serving the Charlotte area faithfully since 2006 and has earned a solid reputation for professionalism and quality work.
Many contractors display photos of past work either on their website or by request. It’s good to see their work quality before making final decisions. You may even want to look at online review sites to see what past customers have had to say and if they’ve shared photos of your prospective contractor’s work.
Our team is happy to share examples of past work and answer any questions you might have about construction and costs. Vision Green Landscape is also ready to share testimonials from past customers, so you know our business takes its relationship with the community seriously.
Ensure that the state properly licenses your prospective contractor and that they are insured for worker’s compensation, general liability, and other risks. Ask for proof and ensure you are protected in case of accidents.
Vision Green Landscape is fully licensed and insured and is happy to provide proof on request. Our teams believe in responsibility and strict adherence to all local regulations.
You want your outdoor kitchen—or any outdoor feature—to have the best, most reliable construction possible. Ask about stonework, electricity, plumbing, lighting, weathering, and any other aspect of your kitchen project to ensure you’re working with people who know their stuff.
And remember, it’s not enough to have merely adequate knowledge. You want experts.
We have a team of committed kitchen design experts with industry expertise. Because they have worked on some of the most spectacular kitchens in Charlotte and the surrounding regions, our designers and builders know every aspect of interior and exterior design.
Outdoor kitchens often have many specialized needs ranging from extra plumbing to electrical. Therefore, it’s not unusual for an outdoor kitchen contractor to use subcontractors. Hiring subcontractors can be a good sign as it shows that a business is willing to take advantage of people with specialized experience for your project.
Just the same, be sure to enquire about the credentials and qualifications of any subcontractors working on your project.
Who is your contact should you have questions—before or after signing a contract? Having a reliable, consistent point of contact is essential to feel confident your project is being taken seriously.
Is there e-mail or text message options? Is there a preferred mode of communication?
The design and construction team at Vision Green Landscape is committed to keeping you fully informed of every stage of your project, from working on a quote to applying all the finishing touches to your outdoor kitchen and cleaning up.
What sort of deposit is expected, and when is full payment expected? Who is responsible for pulling permits or checking local building regulations? Your contractor agreement should clearly outline who is responsible for what and when payment is due. The contract should also cover the project’s budget, timeframe, and full description.
A full outdoor kitchen can be a complex project. Does your contractor guarantee their work, and what warranty terms do they offer? What happens if something breaks or malfunctions? Ensure you understand the warranty terms and get a written copy before agreeing to pay for anything.
Vision Green Landscape guarantees all their work and offers a warranty on their work and manufacturer warranties on all relevant appliances and components used to construct your outdoor kitchen.
It’s a fair question.
Vision Green Landscape has been serving the Charlotte area for over 17 years and, in that time, has developed a reputation for reliability, quality, and trust.
Call the design team at Vision Green Landscape with all your questions about your upcoming outdoor kitchen project. They can walk you through the entire process from beginning to end, provide a detailed quote and timeline, and help make your backyard dreams come true. 704.910.1941