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25 Questions to Ask When Qualifying Your Contractor to Work on Your PraiseBuilding, Church, Temple, or Synagogue.

25 Questions to Ask When Qualifying Your Contractor to Work on Your PraiseBuilding, Church, Temple, or Synagogue. 1.     How long have you been in business?  2.     In what kind of work do you specialize?  3.     How did your firm get started? 4.     How many employees do you have?  5.     How long have your key employees been with you?  6.     Will you use your own crew for the work or will you subcontract all or part of the job?  7.     What types of work are you licensed to do in our state?  8.     How many other PraiseBuildings have you built or renovated?  9.     Who will be the project manager on our project?  10.   Do you have a working relationship with any architect who specializes in churches or houses of worship?  11.   How much insurance do you carry? 12.   What about general liability insurance, worker’s compensation insurance?  13.   Are you a bondable company? To what limit?  14.   Have you ever had a claim against either your insurance carrier or your bonding firm?  Explain  15.   How will this project fit into your production schedule?  16.   How long do you expect the outlined scope of work will ...

75 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Church Architect

75 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Church Architect  Excerpted from the book, “Preparing to Build”, by Stephen Anderson The design and construction of church facilities may very well be one of the most important activities in your organization's history. One of the many critical components of your building success is hiring the right architect. Your church should consider at least 3-4 architects or design/build firms who have a good reputation for building the type and style of structures you are considering and are familiar with designing within the budget range you can afford.    General Background Questions  1. How long has the architect been in business?  2. What percentage of the firm’s business is designing church facilities?  3. How many people does the architect’s firm employ?  4. Does the architect have a valid license for the state in which you intend to build?  5. Does the architect commonly do church projects of the style, size and budget that you anticipate building?  6. Is the architect familiar with the nuances of your denomination and worship style and what this may mean in building design?  7. Does the architect have ...

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