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Needs and Quality versus Price: First try to understand the needs of the employees and the office environment. Evaluate the quality of work of the installer versus price. How competent is the team of workers and do they offer certain services like garbage removal, small repairs and service calls after the installation is complete. It’s better if you request for a written estimate for all installation costs for the project and what services it includes. If you have time get at least 3 estimates to get an idea of the cost.
Referrals: Another thing to consider is how long the installation company has been in business. Reputable installation companies will provide you with a list of past clients who have agreed to be contacted as references. A list of all completed projects and furniture systems installed would be a good starting point to get an idea of their expertise and accomplishments in the field.
Some time furniture dealers have their own installers that do an excellent job and the cost is included with the furniture pricing. However, be sure that they have previously worked together and had a satisfactory relationship in the past. This is to assure you that they will not blame each other in the event that the project turns out to be substandard, with the dealer blaming the installer of doing a poor job and the installer blaming poor materials and product.
Family owned versus Large Business: A small or mid sized installation company, preferably family owned is more likely to deal with you personally rather than a bigger company who have their own salespeople. That means you are likely to be talking with the installers themselves who would, presumably, know what they are talking about. Sometimes they will direct you to their preferred furniture dealers and might even have some samples of the furniture that they have installed to give you an idea, which might save you a trip to the furniture supplier.
At the end it is your decision what services and expectations you have from an installation company and how much you want to spend.