Cutters Fab knows the importance of choosing the right team for the job—when you select us to be the company you trust with your metal fabrication project, we like to make sure that you feel confident in your decision every step of the way. With that in mind, here are our top recommendations for choosing the best shop to accommodate your metal fab needs.
1. Make customer service your first priority
Ultimately, no matter how technically talented a metal fab team is, nothing is more important to the process than working alongside a business that puts a strong value on customer service. A team that is focused on providing value to the client is likely to also work well under pressure, be adaptive to any unexpected changes during the production process, and be committed to producing results that leave you satisfied, rather than merely attempting to earn your business and finish the project as quickly as possible for the sake of monetary gain.
2. Place a high value on creativity in design teams
No matter if you’re coming to a shop with design plans in hand or if you need professionals to provide an innovative solution to help you solve a problem, creativity is key. The design team at the shop you choose should be open-minded and able to make original suggestions that address key needs for your business project at the lowest possible cost.
3. See a company’s work firsthand
Check out the shop’s work with your own eyes, if possible. Photographs can provide a basic idea of the quality of work that a metal fab team produces, but they don’t compare to seeing a project in person. Looking at examples of a shop’s work firsthand will give you more information about what you can expect your finished project to look like in terms of finish and the style unique to every metal fabrication company.
4. Check for technological capability
An unfortunate bottom line: no matter how much you like a design team, the company you’re looking to work with must have the technological capability to build your product. In your first meeting, ask questions about the machinery present on location. Don’t be afraid to ask to take a look around to see what kind of tools the shop is working with. While metal fab companies can always outsource portions of the work they’re doing for you if they lack the equipment, the cost of contracting out parts of a job will ultimately fall back on you, the client.
Cutters Fab invites you to come speak with us about your latest project, meet the staff, and check out the equipment we work with every day (our Bystronic Byspeed 4400kW laser is one of our favorite tools!). Call (480) 831-3072 to schedule an appointment or stop by any time between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, to talk to us in person.