At the professional and personal level, we all strive to generate the most value for our money. In the construction industry, this endeavor can result in improved practices, more accurate outcomes, and safer workspaces. Some companies, however, may offer the lowest prices through less-reputable means.

When it comes to steel structure design and fabrication, many factors are involved which can impact the results of your project more than the price. Sanilac Steel is here to serve as Michigan’s structural steel fabricators, delivering comprehensive services and quality outcomes for more than 50 years. Our team strives to meet your expectations while getting the job done in a safe, effective manner.

We are proud of the affordability of our steel services, but caution contractors to be wary of any bids that seem too good to be true. Today, we’ll discuss the importance of vigilance and proactivity when looking for structural steel contractors, as well as the value of quality in comparison to price.

Receiving Your Bids

Costs can fluctuate from subcontractor to subcontractor, but generally, you can expect a pretty centralized price range to cover the scope of your project. Once the bids come in for your structural steel needs, be sure to go through each one carefully to look for any warning flags. Bids that are far lower than the group may have missed key services detailed in your project plans, or may be the result of affordable, yet inferior materials.

One reason why a bid is far below the rest may be due to a lack of thoroughness in the work done. This can range from sloppy workmanship that results in a poor outcome to dangerous jobsite conditions due to improper training. Ultimately, the upfront savings of choosing the lowest bidder will be lost (and more) through costly setbacks, improper finishes, and other mistakes. It’s up to you to find a steel fabrication company with the skills and expertise to navigate a successful outcome, and that process includes leveraging quality against the price tag.

Quality Matters

It can be all-too-easy to look at your potential steel fabricators and choose one that promises good numbers on paper, but we recommend taking the extra step to research and determine which company will deliver the highest level of value. From steel structure design to submittals and approvals, timely deliveries, and precise fits, every aspect of the process can help create or detract from a successful completion.

We recommend weighing the full range of factors when deciding on your structural steel fabricators. Price is important, but bear in mind this value can vary for a variety of reasons. You cannot put a price on experience, which is why it pays to opt for proven subcontractors to get the job done.

Remember Communication

Miscommunications can prove to be very costly, which is why you should screen potential fabricators based on their ability to communicate clearly and submit bids in a timely manner. Sanilac Steel strives to work with you every step of the way, scheduling accordingly to ensure we do not impede other tasks being completed.

Contact Sanilac Steel Today

Sanilac Steel is here to serve as your trusted steel fabricators across Michigan. Since 1967, our team has worked to provide the best results possible, relying on our decades of experience and the best techniques to deliver timely results that are just as affordable as they are professional. Safety is our top priority, and our ability to deliver precise results on a regular basis helps to ensure that our clients receive the most value for their investment.

If you’re looking for a trusted steel fabrication company to handle all of your project needs, contact us today for a quote. We look forward to working with you!