In recent times, companies have been leaning more on contractor work than having permanently hired staff. A contractor will come on site, perform the work you have assigned, collect his fees and leave. That saves you from the headache of having to recruit people, train and pay them high salaries. Once hired, it is the contractor’s problem to know what resources he will use to execute the task successfully. On the other hand, you are looking at a high possibility of getting highly qualified and experienced people who do a good job. Nonetheless, there is always the dilemma as to where you can find these contractors.
Below are places you can turn to for contractor work:
Most contractors advertise their services on classified pages of daily newspapers. Others are to be found on the official yellow pages. As you get in touch with these contractors, remember to ask them for references. You should not do a blind hire without checking on their background. With a referral, you can call and ask the person to rate the contractor. In addition, you can make arrangements to visit the site where a project was completed and see how it was done.
Online freelancing sites
There are a number of leading online sites that have been created exclusively for freelancers. Here you will find all manner of contractors ranging from writers, graphic designers, web designers and engineers. What happens is that the aspiring contractors visit a freelancing site of their choice and register. Part of the process involves building a work profile. This showcases what they have done in the past. Feel free to go through such profiles. Check out for photos, videos and links to the prospective contractor’s work. Once you are satisfied, you can now get in touch with the contractor and request for a proposal.
Recommendations from property agents
People who have worked with contractors before are better placed at giving you appropriate suggestions. Insurance companies and property letting agents are some of the best sources of this information. Ask your agent to give you some recommendations on people that would do the job at hand satisfactorily. Insurance companies do hire private contractors from time to time. They may also be in a position to assist but this depends on whether you are their client or not.
Lawyers, doctors or even plumbers would be another ideal source of information on top general contractors Jackson MS has to offer. Such professionals network with their friends who work in other industries separate from theirs. For instance, your plumber can connect you to a roofing contractor. The family doctor whose clinic you frequent may know of a friend who installs industrial equipment. All you need to do is to spread word around that you are looking for a contractor.