Hiring Your Contractor On Character

Hiring Your Contractor On Character

We all know that character counts. As a homeowner or commercial property manager, selecting a contractor with excellent character is essential to the outcome of your project. At K&L Industries, we built our family business from the ground up—and we bring that same dedication to all our clients and paving projects. 

We faithfully serve Portland, OR, where we always keep the community at heart. 

Does Your Contractor Fit the Bill?

A contractor is only as good as their team. Here are a few things to look for when hiring a paving contractor based on character. 

  • Communication

Effective communication with you and your team is essential to the project’s prosperity. You need a contractor who is compatible with your own culture and clearly explains all procedures. This is especially important with complex projects that take longer and contain more moving parts. A small miscommunication can have big consequences!

This is also true for homeowners. You need to ensure you and your contractor are on the same page and they’re looping you in on all developments. At K&L Industries, we will always keep you up to date and communicate every step clearly and with full transparency.

  • Professionalism

Have you ever invested in a project only to have the workers show up late? Or worse, not at all?

Professionalism is a critical foundation for any business. By hiring a paving contractor, you are inviting them into your business or home—they should treat your property, employees, and family with a positive attitude and the utmost respect. At K&L Industries, our devotion to Portland and our commitment to the community keeps us accountable to all our clients. But don’t take our word for it! We invite you to check out our customers’ testimonials and to meet our fantastic crew. We know your time is valuable and that construction projects aren’t always convenient!

PRO TIP: Feel comfortable asking for references and be sure to read through customer reviews. This will validate your choice and ensure the contractor’s portfolio aligns with your preferences. 

  • Moral Compass

A contracting company established on ethics and a strong moral compass will follow the right procedures, not take any hazardous shortcuts, and will be above all trustworthy. You should never have to worry about the integrity of the materials or whether the work is up to code and industry standards. Our team will not only aim to meet your expectations, but to exceed them.

PRO TIP: If possible, arrange a face-to-face meeting before signing any paperwork. This will confirm the compatibility of the match and will allow you to get a feel for the company’s character and work ethic.

Character-driven Outcomes

If you live around Portland, chances are you have seen a driveway or a parking lot that has been installed, repaired, or maintained by K&L Industries. We have been in the paving business since 1984, and we take pride in our accountability and vast industry experience. 97% of our projects get completed on time. We understand that transparency and communication are key, and we keep our clients up-to-date on all developments.

We would love to work with you on your next asphalt paving project. Contact us for a FREE quote!