The internet is awash with companies advertising their services for paving and driveways but how do you select the right company from what is usually a massive list? The most logical plan of action for many people is of course to listen to recommendations from friends, family and neighbours but what if they have no idea? This is where search engines, local business directories and review sites come into play. If you are based in or around Swadlincote for example, your first search term would probably be ‘Swadlincote paving & driveways’ or similar as you are local to the area. The search results would then display a number of results that are relevant to your search. The next step would be checking out the prospective company’s website and seeing if they can fulfil your requirements. After you have narrowed it down to a few suitable companies the next step should be ascertaining their expertise and track record. There a few things you can do to check yourself before you contact them directly including:
- Checking their onsite testimonials from previous customers
- If contact details are available, call these previous customers
- Check online review sites from business directories and other sources
When you have completed the above steps it’s time to call the company. You should be able to ask them how many projects they have completed, the timescales for such a project and course how much your project will cost. If they answer all questions to your satisfaction, they are worthy candidates for your project and deserve consideration.