What Qualities to Look for in a Building Company

What Qualities to Look for in a Building Company

Finding the right company will help ensure your prefab metal buildings go up on time, and on budget.

As with any major purchase or investment, it’s worth doing your research when hiring a construction company for a building project. While prefab metal buildings are renowned for their quick and simple installation, it takes considerable experience and know-how to get it done right. 

Here are a few guidelines that will help you make a solid choice.



Finding a company that operates with transparency and doesn’t shy away from scrutiny is a good first step. In Saskatchewan, one of the best ways to go about that is to conduct a quick search with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). If the company is listed, it will provide you with some basic information, including: 

  • Overall BBB rating and accreditation status
  • Company address and contact info
  • Customer reviews and grievances
  • Years in operation
  • Key personnel

Some companies will go a step further by applying for their BBB Dynamic Seal. Among other things, this voluntary process ensures the company is committed to: 

  • Establishing a positive performance record
  • Advertising its services honestly and accurately
  • Addressing disputes quickly and professionally



Prefab buildings are designed to stand the test of time. So should the companies that erect them. While a new company might do a decent job—and they might even undercut competitors to drum up business—there’s something to be said for hiring a well-established company with a proven performance record.

You can look at their project portfolio and see the metal buildings they’ve already completed. An experienced company will also be familiar with the common challenges of a project, and they often have veteran crews to ensure buildings go up on time and on budget.



The world of prefab metal buildings is a small one, and word travels fast as to who’s reliable and who’s not. An easy way to see if the company you’re considering is trustworthy is to talk to previous customers, or read their testimonials.

If a construction company isn’t willing to connect you with previous clients, you might want to reconsider using them.



When prefab buildings first appeared in the 1960s, they were typically used for warehouses and storage. Since then, they’ve become considerably more diverse in their application, including: 

  • Commercial and industrial buildings
  • Agricultural buildings
  • Self-storage compounds
  • Retail outlets
  • Multi-use facilities

It’s worth seeing if your construction company has any direct experience pertaining to the type of building you require.


Scope of Service

For the sake of efficiency, it’s worth finding a metal building company that offers a full range of in-house services, including:

  • Design team
  • Project management
  • Onsite work crews 

By hiring a company that can design and erect metal buildings, it ensures communication and efficiency are maintained throughout the process.


Prefab metal buildings can be designed to suit almost any application. To discuss your next project, call Metal Structure Concepts at 1-877-840-4278.