3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Commercial Construction Company

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3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Commercial Construction Company

Choosing what company to hire for your Commercial Development is a big decision. There is so much more to consider than just price when asking someone to build the space that you will be operating a business out of.

The process of choosing the right Developer can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Here are our top 3 questions that you should ask a Construction Company before hiring them.

What Makes a Reputable Commercial Builder?

There are a few things to consider when choosing which Commercial Construction Company to build your space with. This is more than just a building, it is a wealth accumulating asset that you will own for many years. Much like you are an expert in your industry, you want to be sure that you are partnering with the absolute best in their field.

Some of the basics you want to investigate before getting to the first meeting are:

  • How long have they been in business?
  • How many projects have they completed?
  • Who is their team made up of?
  • Are they licensed, insured, and bonded?

A Commercial Development project is a long-term commitment, and you want to make sure your company is reputable and established before engaging with them.

3 Key Questions to Ask Your Commercial Construction Company

Who Are Your Employees and who are Subcontractors?

This question is often overlooked but can have a huge impact on the quality of your building.

Have you ever noticed that the same builder often has a varying opinion on the quality of their work from one client to the next? This is because the workmanship of subcontractors can vary greatly from property to property.

In our opinion, this is substandard and something we do not allow at FLR Developments. We have an expert team of in-house designers and project managers that oversee your project from start to finish. Every trade we engage with is not random subcontractors. They are vetted, long term partners in our building process.

How Long Will it Take From Start to Finish?

Project timelines are incredibly important and must be adhered to. Many contractors will choose the completion date based on guestimates from previous projects. Although this can be a good guideline, we understand that the delivery date is a key part of you beginning to make money on your investment and it must be delivered. Here at FLR we take pride in knowing our projects are delivered not only on time but on budget.

After all, time is money.

Who Plans Your Designs?

This is another incredibly important question that is often overlooked. The design process provides a whole lot more to the project than just the overall look. If a company uses an outside designer this can slow down your project completion date greatly (even if they don't always admit that).

At FLR Developments we are a design-build Developer, meaning we are involved in all stages of the process from land acquisition to handing over the keys. Some of the benefits of this to you are:

  1. You only have one point of contact for questions, concerns, and changes
  2. Our team is used to working together to ensure project synergy from start to finish
  3. Our projects are completed more quickly than other Construction Companies because everything is done in house

Commercial Construction Made Simple

Taking the time to do the research before hiring the right builder is the most pivotal part of your project. Take the time to have your questions answered, and take a look at their previous workmanship, timelines, and budget delivery.

Commercial Construction: Frequently Asked Questions

The FLR Team has been in the construction industry for over 40 years and has completed projects in almost every commercial industry. We have the track record and expertise to make your next project the best one yet.

 Our team has completed hundreds of projects from custom design renovations to large multimillion-dollar commercial developments. Our team is well equipped and experienced to handle all of your projects without overextending ourselves

FLR's leadership/ownership team features two long time industry professionals at the helm. We also have an incredible in-house design team and construction team leads that will treat your project as their own. We also have a vast array of partners that we work closely with at every stage of the development. Check out our team page to see your main project partners.



Whether you want a beautiful custom home or a multi-unit complex for your investment portfolio, our team of highly experienced building professionals can help you achieve your goals. From initial conversations to design meetings and the build itself, we pride ourselves on being there for our clients right through to handing you the keys and beyond. Headquartered in Calgary, AB we are proud to serve Calgary, Kelowna, and the Columbia-Shuswap Region.


Whether you want a custom luxury home, a stunning lake view spot, or the perfect commercial spot for your new venture, our team makes the process as straightforward, cost-effective, and simple as possible. From planning and design to permits and a third party warranty, we will expertly manage every stage of the process. We take the challenge out of new builds, so you can focus on what’s truly important: achieving your dream.

Want to know more about one of our developments and how we can get your project completed on time and on a budget? Contact us at  (403) 980-2205  or fill in our online form.

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