Choosing the Best Contractor for Your Project

This month we have a special guest blogger! Henry ‘Dutch’ Hempel is a Construction Industry consultant, sought after speaker, and educator who has more than 24 years experience in the construction and design industries. His business background includes ownership and management as well as government contracting. We have personal experience working with Dutch and can’t say enough good things about him and his company!


As a Construction Industry consultant, I am often asked by individuals and companies on the ways to choose the best Contractor for their project.

My simple answer is:

“Choose the Contractor who will give you the best value and not just the lowest price.”

So what’s the difference between value and price?

Value of Construction Consultant in PAI think billionaire Warren Buffet explained it best when he said:

“Price is what you pay, value is what you get.”

It’s wise to remember that construction is a service with many interdependent steps, not a commodity that is easily shopped using price as the primary means of choice.

The next question people usually ask is:

“How do I measure the value I will get from my builder?”

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