In most areas of the country, including throughout Ohio, large and small telecommunications companies turn to contractors to complete the work of job planning, installation, testing as well as any other services that are required as part of the job.
Finding a top telecommunications contractor in the state is not always easy. Too often contractors that are not experienced in working with fiber optics and telephone and CATV construction and installation put in bids and get awarded the contract. This leaves the company stuck with a provider that may not have the know-how or the expertise to get the job done correctly, on budget and on time.
To help avoid these types of problems, there are three essential factors to know about any telecommunications contractor under consideration for large or small projects.
Local and Regional Capacity
There are a lot of telecommunications contractor services in the large centers including Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Cincinnati, Dayton, Akron and Youngstown, but these companies typically provide local services.
In the rural areas and through the smaller towns around the state these companies may not have the capacity, vehicles, equipment and staff to the job done to your timeline.
Expertise and Actual Experience
With the ability to look up the contractor online, it is much easier to find out the actual experience of a company. It is also critical to find out how long the company has been in business and to ask specifically about projects that are in the same scope as your project. Look for companies that have references and a solid background in getting the job done even when challenges occur.
Equipment and Staff
Along with experience, talk to the contractor about the equipment and staff they have on-hand. It is important to avoid using a contractor that will be hiring most of the staff or renting equipment specifically for your job.