If you’re a business owner in Kokomo, IN, you may be feeling like a facelift for your commercial property is in order. Maybe things are looking a little outdated, or your space isn’t functioning as efficiently as you’d like. Maybe you’re even looking to expand your space. Whatever your reasoning, our team at Hearn Construction, Inc. wants to help you make the right choice and hire a contractor you can trust.

Hiring a General Contractor

Ask for Recommendations

Friends, family, and business associates are valuable assets for your commercial property. If anyone you know has recently remodeled or completed an industrial build out, ask them about their experience and whether they’d recommend that contractor to a friend. Then, use that information to make a list of contractors that you want to contact.


After you’ve made a list of possible options, check them out. Get online to read about the company, see how long they’ve been in business, see pictures of past work, or get a feel for their credentials. You may also want to give them a call to test out their level of customer service. From there, you can narrow down your options before moving forward. To find out more about Hearn Construction, check out our About Us page.

Get Estimates

Gather written bids from several different sources. You should get their estimates in writing, so you can compare them and ask questions as necessary. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommends, “Don’t automatically choose the lowest bidder. Ask for an explanation to see if there’s a reason for the difference in price.”

Get a Contract in Writing

Everything is better in writing when it comes to hiring a contractor. You should always get a written contract prior to moving forward with a construction project, both for your own protection and to ensure that all parties are on the same page. We also recommend that you make certain that the contract is clear and concise, and includes the who, what, where, when, and cost of your project.

As you search for the right general contractor for your commercial property, we hope that you’ll keep Hearn Construction high on your list of possibilities. We’ve served the greater Kokomo, Lafayette, Muncie, and Indianapolis areas since 1990, and have a proven record of residential and commercial contracting experience and customer service. Contact us today at (765) 452-2669 to find out more, or to get an estimate.