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How to Find the Best Contractors in Corpus Christi

To find the best contractor for your project, you need to know the right questions says Corpus Christi contractor James Gourley of Gourley Contracting.

The best building contractors in Corpus Christi offer turnkey services that can take any project from the foundation to the dry wall to the cabinetry work. One way to find the best contractors with expertise in electrical work, remodeling, cabinetry, welding, fabrication, framing and dry wall is to ask the right questions, according to the experts.

“They should ask about our rating with the Better Business Bureau, our history, the types of projects we specialize in,” said James Gourley of Gourley Contracting, a prominent builder in the Coastal Bend for more than 16 years. “They should ask whether we do commercial or residential. They should ask for specifics.”

Here are some other questions to ask a potential contractor for your next project:

• Do you take on projects of my size?

• Can you provide a list of previous clients?

• How many projects will you be working on while also taking on my project?

• How long have you worked with your subcontractors?

These questions let customers know if the builder is available and reliable and how much attention you project will get. It also gives you an idea of how smoothly the project is likely to go.

After conducting your initial research, meet face to face with the two or three top picks. Then, check the contractors’ history with the local Better Business Bureau. If possible, you can also call former clients for recommendations and testimonials.

You could also visit a current job site. When there, note if the site is clean and organized, and if the workers are polite, practicing standard safety measures and being respectful of the property.

Provide contractors with a complete set of blueprints for the bidding process. Make sure they give you a payment schedule when submitting a bid. Also, when comparing bids, check the details. Just accepting the lowest bidder is not always the smart way to go.

The best building contractors in Corpus Christi know what it takes to provide the best electrical work, remodeling, cabinetry, welding, fabrication, framing and dry wall to provide quality work on time and on budget.

Gourley Contracting in Corpus Christi ranks among the best contractors when it comes to providing a complete turnkey operation for both residential and commercial building projects. Gourley is also known for his work building community projects such as hike-and-bike trails, the Wind Dancer monument at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Youth Odyssey Ropes Course to name a few.

Gourley Contracting is located at 4921 Ambassador Row in Corpus Christi. You may contact Gourley at (361) 883-3766 or visit

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