About this pro
- 2423 West Maple Street, Wichita, KS 67202
|Business Categories||Engineers in Wichita, KS|
Business Hours Please call to confirm
Monday 8AM - 6PM
Tuesday 8AM - 6PM
Wednesday 8AM - 6PM
Thursday 8AM - 6PM
Friday 8AM - 6PM
Saturday 8AM - 6PM
Best Questions to Ask an Engineer Contractor
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 Wichita as well, which will give you a broader view of customer satisfaction for a given company.
Does the Engineers job require permits? If so, will you be pulling them yourself?
Many jobs in Kansas will require municipal permits in order to be approved by the town's inspector. It's always good to ask who will be responsible for pulling those permits, and if you'll be expected to do it. You'll almost never be told to pull your own, but knowing that Wichita Engineers permits are required makes you appear to be a well informed customer.
How long have you been in Engineers business for/How long have been serving the Wichita area?
You'll always want to ask how long the company has been in business in Wichita. While this isn't a guarantee that the company will do good work, companies with longevity on their side must be doing something right. That being said, there are newer companies that do great work. If the company is under three years old, ask where the owner was employed before and for how long. If he/she has a long history of employment, it's reasonable to infer that he or she decided to go into business for themselves after so many years of experience.
How much do I have to give as a deposit?
Some companies may require a 10% deposit, some may not require any. For larger projects, you'll almost always need to give a deposit, and it's good to ask how much the deposit will be before going forward with a project. The Wichita contractor will know how much they need for a deposit when they've given you the estimate, so ask early.