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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Demolition Specialist April 16, 2018

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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Demolition Specialist, Ewa, Hawaii

Even a small-scale demolition is an intricate process from acquiring the right permits to effectively removing the structure. It’s certainly a job for a professional, but how do you isolate the best candidate? Here are some tips for vetting the best candidates.

A Guide to Choosing a Top Demolition Company

1. Seek the Right Experience 

demolitionDemolition is a large umbrella with many different permutations. Just because a contractor offers that service, doesn’t mean you should assume that they have experience with the scale or setting you’re looking for. A company, for instance, may only have a track record of taking down larger buildings or small single-story houses. These different situations require totally different know-how and tools. By asking about past projects, you can get a sense of whether they are a good fit for your needs.

2. Check for a License

It’s best to avoid fly-by-night “companies” that will offer a quick demolition for a low fee. If they’re not licensed with the state or municipality, they may lack the skill set necessary to do a good job, or they may perform the service in an environmentally hazardous way. One of your first questions to a prospective company should be to ask for a list of all licenses and certifications. That official stamp of approval reflects that they have the training necessary to carry out the job in a safe and effective manner.

3. Ask for References

There are some key characteristics you cannot glean from just a website or talking to an employee. By speaking with past clients, you can get a sense of how transparent the demolition company was about payment, if they were considerate about cleanup after the job, and if they stuck to the timeline they laid out. If a company is hesitant to give out references, that is almost always a red flag that they have subpar service.


Based in Waianae, HI, Peterson Bros. Construction has earned a reputation as the region’s premier general contractor. They offer various services including concrete work and demolition. The professionals are known for their meticulous planning, excellent results, and thorough cleanup. To discuss your specific needs, call (808) 679-9522. Learn more about the company by visiting their website.

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