Do you need to rent heavy equipment for your next construction project? At Fredrickson Supply, we rent heavy machinery such as excavators, sewer cleaning equipment, pipeline inspection equipment, and more.
It’s important to choose a heavy equipment rental company you can trust. Follow these three steps to ensure you end up with the right equipment for your industrial or construction project.
Do Your Research
Before you choose a heavy equipment rental company, you should plan out every detail about the job you’d like to do. Research previous similar jobs to get a feel for what you’ll need. How long will the job take? What equipment will you need? Do you need any permits? These are all things to consider before you contact an equipment rental company.
Sometimes, in order to get the permits you need, you’ll need to provide proof that you have the right equipment for the job. In that case, you can work with your equipment rental company to get the proper documentation.
Find a Reputable Rental Company
The next step is to make sure you can trust whatever equipment rental company you choose. Search for the company online and take note of the reviews that you see. Are they mostly positive, or negative? Does the company have a professional website or does it lack a strong web presence?
It’s important to look at not just the number of positive reviews, but also how the company responds to negative ones. Any heavy equipment company is likely to have a few unhappy customers throughout their years in business.
In fact, it’s a little suspicious for a company that has been going for years and years not to have any negative reviews. Negative customers can be a fact of life and not necessarily a reflection of them and their product/service. What’s more important is how a company handles complaints and what they do to make the situation right.
You can even take this a step further and ask each company for referrals. If an equipment rental company has plenty of happy clients, they should be able to put you in contact with someone you can talk to. Any reputable company should be able to refer you to past clients.
Don’t be afraid to ask for the information you need to know. Rental equipment is an investment, and a company’s website can only tell you so much about what they do and how they do it.
There are several main factors you need to know before you make your decision.
A few important questions to ask when choosing an equipment rental company are:
- What does your process look like?
- How many years of experience do you have in the business?
- Are you insured? Can you show me proof of insurance?
- What do you charge?
Request a Quote
The final step is to request an estimate for the cost of your construction project. Include as much detail as you can so our rental equipment company will be able to give you an accurate estimate. If you have any questions about our equipment, our construction equipment specialists will be happy to assist you.
Fredrickson Supply is a municipal and construction equipment supplier in Grand Rapids, MI. We pride ourselves on having the heavy equipment you need to get the job done. To learn more about the construction equipment we currently have in stock, call us today at (888) 949-2385.
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