Whether you are building a small standalone business or a massive industrial complex, you want to be sure that your electrician is up to the task.
It is important to hire a company that has years of experience working to anticipate your needs, plan for growth, and to meet fire and local building code expectations.
Your business has specific needs for electricity from day one. Starting from the first days of work, when an independent line needs to be metered, protected, and available to the construction crews, you will depend on electricity for every part of your building and business experience.
Working with the electric provider in your area, while providing the number and type of sources you need, is important. Hire a contractor or electrician who has done this work before, so you don’t run into any delays that you had not planned on.
Of course, your business will not be the same forever. Few businesses are. When you approached investors, shareholders, or just planned for the wisest investment of your own money, you did not picture a static situation. You planned for growth.
Your electrician needs to understand this as well. A thoughtful plan for your business does not just meet your needs for today, but it makes plans for future growth. Where will you expand your showroom floor? Will you need more access to electricity as your staff grows to manage your products and develop new lines of revenue?
A veteran electrician can ask questions and set up wiring guides that meet the needs of today, and save you time and money when it gets to be time to expand.
Most importantly, you want your business to be safe. This means building to meet or exceed local building and fire codes by using the latest safety equipment, parts that meet or exceed the code, and safe standard practices for solving common problems.
These codes are generally the same, but new standards and solutions are periodically added to aid efficiency and to make the process safer. Your veteran electrician should be familiar with local guidelines. Their knowledge and experience will help you to pass inspection, and keep your power needs safely met for the years ahead.