Traits To Look for in a General Contractor

Traits Look For General Contractor Newmarket

If you want your building project to be successful, the first thing you need to do is hire a competent general contractor who knows what they are doing. This is crucial if you want your project to run smoothly and be done right. In order to make proper plans for the project, the contractor is going to require a diverse skill set. This is going to help them stay ahead of other competitors. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a general contractor for a home or office project, it’s imperative that they meet all qualifications before you hire them. We here at Orange Contracting have put together a list of the top five things you should be looking for in a contractor before you hire them. If you find a contractor who is missing any of these traits, you should consider continuing your search until you find someone who has every single trait.  

When looking for a professional general contractor, make sure they have the following traits:  

Able to Problem Solve 

During any sort of renovation, there are always bound to be some problems that arise, at some point or another. It doesn’t matter how well you think you have planned everything or how well you think it is running, something always comes up. This makes it especially important that your contractor is able to quickly resolve any and all problems that come up during the renovation process.  


The right experience means everything. Any good general contractor should have knowledge in all aspects of construction. This means they should know everything from designing the renovation to building it. They should be able to deliver the highest level of quality while completing all tasks on time.  

Flexible Schedule 

Time management is a key part of completing a renovation project on time. Everything needs to be scheduled accordingly so that the deadline for completion is met. If something happens to the initial plan and things are running behind schedule, the general contractor needs to be able to take responsibility and have the flexibility to work any extra hours as required to finish on time, even if that means working on weekends to ensure everything is done.  

Good Communicator and Listener 

When you are in the initial planning stages of your renovation, it’s imperative that the contractor you choose has the ability to listen carefully to your needs and wants, interpret some components, and understand the overall outcome of the renovation. They then need to be able to clearly explain everything they need to and all outcomes to you.  


This is probably the most important point we can make. Before you hire anyone and put all our trust in them, you need to verify their reputation. You should be checking online for reviews and testimonials from previous clients to see how their work actually is. You should be able to ask any general contractor for references of past clients and be able to contact them and ask about the service they were provided by the general contractor. Doing this will get you real life feedback on how the contractor performed.  

Hire Our Renovation Team Today 

Making sure the general contractor you hire has all of the above is extremely important before you go ahead and sign a contract with them. If you are looking for a contractor that has all the above traits, look no further! Our experienced team has many years of experience and will be with you every step of the way. Making sure that your home renovation project gets completed on time and on budget! If you want to have a Home Renovation in Newmarket done, make sure to contact our team at Orange Contracting today at (416) 817-2590! We look forward to helping you with your next renovation.