If You Are Looking to Hire a Contractor, Don’t Skip the Background Check! Contact ASG Today at (855) 997-2800 to Discuss the Various Background Check Options Available to You!
If you require an outside party to plan and execute a small or large-scale project from start to finish, you’ll likely want to perform a contractor background check. While shopping around for contractors, you actually have very little information available to you that can prove the quality of the work each candidate performs. Aside from online reviews, word-of-mouth and candidate provided portfolios, not much else is readily available. In fact, there is so much more that you need to know before signing a contract.
A contractor background check into potential candidates for your project can reveal many things, if you know where to look. The following due diligence can be investigated:
- Business Licensing Information
- Contractor Credentials
- Supplier Legitimacy
- Years of Experience
- Former or Current Litigation
- Criminal Activity
- Proof of Insurance
- Social Media Presence
- Former or Current Employees
- Former or Current Clients
There are other factors that can be uncovered with other methods of investigation, such as canvassing for character witnesses. Past clients or references of the contractor can be located and spoken with either in person or over the telephone. An attempt to speak with individuals that the contractor worked for but did not provide as a reference, will really paint a realistic picture of the quality of their work. This may even lead to you being able to see their former work in person, if a rapport is established with a former client. The opportunity to compare costs for similar work may also lay within these contacts.
If you have found yourself in a position where you already hired a contractor, and you fear the work being done is not what was agreed upon in your legal contract, there may still recourse. Surveillance of the work in progress and the actions of the personnel can be taken. Also, if you did not perform a contractor background check before signing a contract, it is never too late to do so, as you may need all of the previously discussed information in the future – especially if you are making a move toward litigation. Regardless of where you are in the process, acting now rather than when it’s too late, will save you time and money.
Call us today for assistance in conducting a contractor background check! A professional private investigator is standing by to discuss all of your background check options as well as pricing with you!