Finding church builders capable of handling the complexities of building or renovating a church is not an easy task. So you should look for the contractors with proven experience in building churches. Builders who has the skills to complete the construction of your church, and have the manpower or commercial sub-contractor network base to handle a project as large and complex as building a church. For that you need to interview firms with a proven track record of working with churches. While there are specialized and sincere contractors, there are also many organizations who, when given the chance would be happy to take your deposit money and run.
You need to be careful before hiring a contractor for any project. You need to ask the church builders to present a certificate of insurance for general liability, automobile insurance and worker’s compensation insurance naming the church as additional insured.
Depending on the money value of the project, it may be wise to ask the church builders to post a performance and payroll bond. A bond is an insurance policy that protects the owner in case the contractor is unable or unwilling to complete the project or pay his employees or subcontractors. The requirements to secure bonding are strenuous and thus smaller church builders are unable or unwilling to post a bond. Since the building’s owner pays for the costs of the bond, it should only be required on larger projects.
It is probably common knowledge by now, but for everything but the smallest projects in is just common sense to get a minimum of two or three bids. If you are building a church at Atlanta with a projected construction cost of half a million or more, it is well worth publicizing your bid process with several local or Georgia bid services. These publication which church builders subscribe to publish a listing with description and contact information of the various projects open for bid in the subscription area. It is typically free to advise your project on these services. Since choosing the right building to move into gives the congregation the opportunity to grow and sustain themselves.