7 Great Tips For Hiring the Best ADA Construction Company

Best ADA Construction Company

Thrive Homes is an ADA construction company. Our construction firm specializes in creating buildings and facilities that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law requires that buildings and public spaces be designed and constructed in a way that accommodates people with disabilities, such as wheelchair users, those with visual impairments, and people with hearing impairments.

An ADA construction company would be knowledgeable about the specific requirements and guidelines outlined in the ADA. They would be able to design and build structures that are accessible to all individuals. They may also be able to provide consultation and guidance on making existing buildings more accessible and comply with ADA standards.

When hiring a contractor for a remodel or any other home renovation project, it’s essential to consider the following seven factors:

  • License and insurance: Ensure the contractor holds a current license and has liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage.
  • Experience and references: Ask for references and check them carefully. Look for a contractor with experience in the type of work you need to be done.
  • Cost estimates: Get a detailed cost estimate in writing, including all materials and labor costs. Compare estimates from several contractors to find the best value.
  • Schedule: Ask about the timeline for the project and ensure that it fits your schedule.
  • Communication: Good communication is essential for a successful project. Choose a contractor who is easy to reach and responsive to your questions and concerns.
  • Payment terms: Discuss payment terms and schedule with the contractor, and get it in writing. Making payments in stages is a good idea, tied to completing specific parts of the project.
  • Contract: Make sure to get a written contract that includes all project details, including the cost, timeline, and responsibilities of both parties.

With these factors in mind, you’ll likely find a reliable contractor to deliver the updates you need.
Similar considerations should be made when researching ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
construction companies, contractors specializing in handicap-accessible updates, and handicap
home modification contractors

To determine if you have a good ADA contractor, look for a company that:

  • Knowledge of ADA requirements: A good ADA contractor should thoroughly understand the ADA requirements for accessible design and construction. This is absolutely vital for commercial businesses that have public-facing areas. For residential projects, you want to find someone with thorough local knowledge so they can point you to resources about getting grants or subsidies.
  • Experience: Look for a contractor who has completed similar projects and has a track record of success in designing and building accessible bathrooms. Ask for previous photos of completed projects or references. Alternatively, some ADA contractors work in the commercial sector, too; for these contractors, it’s worthwhile to ask about seeing completed public projects in person.
  • License and insurance: Verify that the contractor has a current license and insurance, including liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage. It’s standard practice for contractors you’re considering to share this information with you. Any contractor who refuses is a big red flag!
  • References: Ask for references from previous clients and check them carefully. Look for positive feedback about the contractor’s work quality and customer service. Google Reviews, social media platforms, Yelp, Angi (previously called Angie’s List), or Home Advisor. Look for contractors who are members of professional organizations. Like, the National Association of Home Builders or the National Kitchen & Bath Association, as they may have additional resources for finding and evaluating contractors. Government agencies: Some local and state government agencies, such as the Better Business Bureau, provide information about contractors, including complaints and disciplinary actions.
  • Communication skills: Good communication is crucial in any remodeling project. Choose a contractor who is easy to reach, responsive to your questions and concerns, and can clearly explain things. Your first interactions and meetings with a contractor are good indicators. Did they respond promptly? Did they arrive at an on-site visit on time? Are they professional at the meeting and in their written communication?
  • Attention to detail: A good ADA contractor should pay close attention to the project details and take the time to understand the client’s needs. Updates and renovations without detailed finishes appear clunky and disjointed. When reviewing previous projects of a contractor, look for finishes like caulking, crown molding, floors and counters level, and consistency.
  • Reputation: Check online reviews and ratings to see what others say about the contractor’s work. A good reputation is a good indicator of a reliable and trustworthy contractor. This ties back to references, but it’s worth mentioning again because it’s a major indicator of finding a trusted contractor. Identifying your accessibility specialist can be intimidating, but these factors will secure a good ADA contractor working with you to create a safe, functional, and handicap-friendly update that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

If you’re looking for the best ADA construction company in the Kansas City metro area, Call us today for a free consultation!