Royce L. Peacock Jr. Masonry & Construction are full service Valdosta general contractors who take pride in a job well done. We settle for nothing but the best in order to deliver unbeatable service.
I have been doing concrete and remodeling projects for many years in Valdosta and the surrounding areas. I offer the very best in quality craftsmanship. Call Royce L. Peacock Jr. Masonry & Construction today (888-448-3889).
We provide quality and speed for our customers.
Licenses / Credentials / Insurance:
• State Licensed Building Contractor -- RLCI000021
• Degree in Masonry (Moultrie Technical College)
• General Liability ($20,000,000) Expires--05-03-2012
Finding a Valdosta General Contractor
If you’re planning a new Valdosta home construction or major remodeling project, you’re going to need a general contractor to help you get the job done. Hiring a Valdosta general contractor is the first step in the physical building process once the plans and financing are in place. A general contractor works as the manager to oversee your entire project from preparing a building site to planning the exterior landscaping. This can include obtaining the required building permits, the hiring of subcontractors, maintaining precise bookkeeping records and scheduling on time delivery of materials.
When it comes time to search for a reliable Valdosta general contractor many people are uncertain where to look for someone they can trust. If they end up with a contractor they are unsure of, the entire project can make for a very stressful time and the homeowner worries constantly about the outcome. So whether you are building a new house or simply undertaking a kitchen or bath remodel you need to find a Valdosta general contractor you feel you can trust to provide quality workmanship and dependable service.
A Valdosta General Contractor: Constructing Your List
You can look for a Valdosta general contractor just as you would any other contractor. Start by asking friends and neighbors if they can recommend a good contractor. Talk with your local building supply dealer or check online for listings of general contractors in your area. The phone directory might be another good option but you don’t necessarily need to choose the company with the biggest ad. While it’s true that such listings may represent a large established business, you may find that you’ll get more preferential treatment by working with someone with fewer clients.
Before you decide on any Valdosta general contractor, make a call to your local Better Business Bureau to see if he or the company he represents has had any complaints filed against them. Try to get specifics and ask how any complaints were handled by the contractor. Many complaints are simply a matter of miscommunication or a minor problem that was readily taken care of by the contractor. Keep in mind that even a well established Valdosta general contractor can get a complaint from time to time. The important thing is how they take care of them. On the other hand, a continuing list of complaints against a general contractor can mean there’s a serious problem with the contractor or his company.
Make certain that any Valdosta general contractor you plan to hire carries the appropriate licensing and insurance. Call or go online and check with the state licensing board to determine if a general contractor is listed. Any contractor will also need to have liability insurance and their employees should be covered by worker’s compensation
Obtaining an estimate from a Valdosta General Contractor
Once you have a list of contractors in mind, it’s time to collect bids for your project. Keep your selection to just a few. It can be costly for a Valdosta general contractor to prepare a well thought-out bid. He has to take time from current projects or work extra hours putting together a quote. By keeping the bidding process to just a select few, the general contractor knows he at least has a good chance of winning your contract. Too much competition and the best contractors may simply walk away because they have better things to do than spend time on a job they have a slim chance of getting.
Before a Valdosta general contractor can bid on your project, they’ll need some information to work with, such as the size and scope of the entire project and an estimated time for completion. You should also provide each general contractor with an itemized list of what you want included in each bid. You don’t want just a total figure. You want to see a breakdown of what each component of the project will cost such as plumbing installation electrical wiring and wall finishing and you want a schedule of dates that will bring the entire project in under your planned date for completion. You can also ask for a list of potential subcontractors so you’ll know ahead of time who will be working on your project.
Choosing the Best Valdosta General Contractor for the Job
Once you have your bids in hand you can begin making comparisons. When making your final selection, you’ll want to choose a Valdosta general contractor that not only provides the best bid in terms of money but also one that you feel is right for the job. You could opt to go with the general contractor that has the most experience and years in business or you might find it’s better to choose the newer contractor, looking to build a good reputation and gain clients who might later be a good reference for potential clients. A newer Valdosta general contractor may be more conscientious and work harder because he wants to establish his reputation and develop a good client base. Just make sure he has enough previous experience to handle the job.
The bottom line is that you want a Valdosta general contractor that provides the best quality for your budget as well as one you feel you can trust with your project. Don’t feel you have to choose the first general contractor you talk with or accept the lowest bid. While money is certainly a determining factor, it’s also important to realize that a Valdosta general contractor is someone you will need to establish a good relationship with, so there is a degree of chemistry involved. Remember that the Valdosta general contractor you choose holds the future of your home in his hands.