Are those trees are in the way? Do you know how to choose the right land clearing company? Whether you are building a new house or planning a large commercial project, you can’t do anything until you clear a spot for your project.
But this is easier said than done.
Clearing land is a big task and not for the faint of heart. You should definitely call in the professionals to help with this one. But who should you call?
Let’s look at a few factors to consider when choosing the right land-clearing service for your project in Michigan.
The first step is to ensure that your potential company is properly licensed by the local or Michigan state government. It doesn’t matter how competent the company may seem; all you’re doing is looking for trouble if you hire them.
Furthermore, it doesn’t reflect well on the company itself. The team might be very good at what they do but if they don’t care enough about their company to get the proper license, what else might they not care about?
That’s a scary thought when you’re talking about toppling gigantic creatures that can weigh up to several hundred pounds!
Another thing to check is whether the land clearing company has insurance. This is a big job and there is plenty of potentials for workers to get hurt. Thankfully, accidents rarely happen with good companies and highly trained employees, but they can still happen.
If the company doesn’t have proper insurance in place, you could be responsible for medical bills since the workers were injured on your property. The same is true if any equipment is damaged, whether it be yours or the company’s.
Plus, as with the license, having insurance demonstrates the company’s dedication to its work. Not to mention the well-being of their employees.
The land clearing company’s experience level is also something to take into account. Here at Stump Demolition & Land Clearing, we have already completed thousands of projects in the Metro Detroit area.
Our teams are highly trained and skilled, and we get the job done safely and quickly. Don’t believe us? We’re happy to provide you with a list of references from our long list of very satisfied customers.
It is technically possible to clear a swatch of land with a shovel and a chainsaw. However, just because it’s possible doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.
The type of equipment they have is an important aspect of choosing the right land clearing company. Big bulldozers and other heavy equipment are going to make quick work of your giant project. Using just shovels and chainsaws will draw the process out significantly — which means you lose both time and money.
At Stump Demolitions & Land Clearing, we have a fleet of skid loaders, stump grinders, trucks, tractors, and excavators that we use to complete our projects. With the right equipment and highly trained individuals operating it, we can make quick work of your land-clearing project too!
What if you don’t even know where to start when choosing the right land clearing company? You can always ask around for recommendations.
Chances are, someone in your social circle has used a land clearing company for some type of project. So ask and find out if anyone you know has used this type of service. They can either recommend the company’s service or tell you not to waste your time.
Either way, you’ve got a better idea of where you should be looking.
These days it’s hard for anybody to hide. Small blunders blow up on the Internet into huge ordeals. In other words, a company with a good reputation has most definitely earned it.
How do you research your potential land clearing company’s reputation?
Well, start on the Internet. Visit their website and see what they have to say for themselves. However, read with a grain of salt because they can say anything they want on their own website.
The real gold comes when you start digging around on other sites. Visit Google My Business or the company’s Facebook page to look up reviews. The Better Business Bureau is also a great, unbiased source of info. As you scan through reviews, you’ll get a sense of whether they are in line with what it says on the company’s website.
The number of reviews will also give you confirmation of how many projects they might have completed. Just remember that not every customer leaves a review so companies will have completed far more jobs than those that are reviewed. But if they say they’ve completed thousands of jobs and have 5 reviews, that’s a red flag.
Finally, the last thing you should consider is the project estimate. We put the price at the end of the list because, though the cost is important, it is not the most important factor. Safety, licensing, and insurance are much more critical factors.
You don’t want to hire the cheapest company, only to be out thousands of dollars later because of faulty equipment, injuries, or even being scammed!
Unfortunately, all of the above happens all too often when customers choose the lowest estimate.
However, the cheapest option offered by a reputable company is fair game. For us here at Stump Demolitions & Land Clearing, that means that we cut down the trees, chew up the stumps, and leave the debris strewn as a mulch across the ground.
This saves you tons of money because you don’t have to pay to have the debris carried away. Plus, the ground-up vegetation acts as mulch and a weed barrier.
Choosing the Right Land Clearing Company
As you can see choosing the right land clearing company isn’t as difficult as you might have thought. It’s just a matter of doing your research and due diligence.
Looking for a land clearing companyto help you on your next project? Stump Demolitions & Land Clearing is on the job in Michigan! Reach out today to learn more about our service and the ideal times of the year to clear your land!