About this pro
Benjamin Construction and Landscaping is somewhat of a jack of all trades. We are your go-to company for landscaping, drainage systems, garage and deck building, kitchen and bathroom remodels, and so much more. Whatever kind of work you’re looking to have done around your home or business, we’re confident that we can get the job done with the high-quality results you’re looking for in a remodeling or landscaping service.
- Time in business: 50 years
- 120 State Ave NE #258, Olympia, WA 98501
|Business Categories||Landscaping in Olympia, WA|
- Pea Gravel or Loos Fill Paving
- Lawn Mowing
- Landscape Architect
- Poison Ivy Removal
Business Hours Please call to confirm
Mon 7AM - 8PM
Tuesday 7AM - 8PM
Wednesday 7AM - 8PM
Thursday 7AM - 8PM
Friday 7AM - 8PM
Saturday 7AM - 8PM
Best Questions to Ask a Landscaping Contractors Contractor
Are you union or non-union?
This really only matters if you have a preference, but it is good to ask. If you have a strong ideological belief about unions or nonunions, it's perfectly acceptable to make a decision based on the preference.
How many contractors do you have working for you? How many vehicles are in your fleet?
This is important mostly for larger jobs. Clearly a two man operation is going to build a home much slower than a 15 man crew. This is also a good indication of the overall size of the Landscaping company, if that's an area of concern for you. The reason you may want to ask about the fleet is that fleet size is a good indicator of the mobility of the company. Mobility may not sound important, but it's hard for the Olympia contractors to get to job sites if they lack appropriate vehicles.
Do you work with subcontractors?
The question is great for some industries and non-applicable for others. A general contractor, for example, will by definition employ subcontractors. Most Olympia Landscaping companies do not, but there are exceptions. You should always ask this question to your service providers. If they do use subcontractors, ask if they're all licensed and insured independently.
Do you have any references that I can contact?
Always ask for references, and always check them. Keep in mind though that the only references you'll get are people who the contractor is certain will give him a good review. You'd also be well advised to check online review sources in Olympia as well, which will give you a broader view of customer satisfaction for a given company.
Are you insured and/or bonded for Landscaping?
You'll certainly want to ask them this. Steer clear of any company that is not insured in Washington, because that means that any incidental damage they may do on your property will be a real hassle to recover compensation for. It is never wise to work with uninsured tradesmen of any kind. Most states also require that someone have insurance in order to be issued a trade license. If they say they're licensed but not insured, they're being less than truthful.