Reviewing Bids from Locker Companies
If you’re choosing lockers for your facility, you already know there are a variety of locker companies vying for your business. Some options are easily eliminated because of shady practices or inferior products, but how do you choose between the rest? Whether you’re shopping for gym lockers, school lockers, or storage lockers, it’s important to sort through all the locker companies until you find the one that’s the right fit for you. As with any contractor bid, you’ll want to make sure you’re comparing apples to apples: make sure the product being offered by the different locker companies is equivalent. Here we offer some tips on evaluating bids from different locker companies.
- First, does the price you’re given include delivery and installation? You can, of course, install your lockers yourself, but they’ll probably look better and last longer if a professional that is familiar with locker construction installs them. Especially when ordering attractive wood lockers, look for locker companies that stick with you through the installation.
- What about after the installation? Some locker companies don’t offer maintenance or replacement parts. Make sure you choose a company with a warranty or service contract and a guarantee that the parts you need will be available down the line.
- With whom are you negotiating? Is your bid coming from a dealer or from the locker company itself? Sometimes, it’s better to cut out the middleman.
- Is the bid customized to your specifications? The cheapest bid is not always the best bid, especially if it doesn’t include all of your desired features. Make sure you’re receiving a custom spec – preferably with no additional charge – rather than a generic bid that may not be the right one for you.
With over six decades of combined experience, Legacy Lockers has been a leader among locker companies – providing quality construction and innovative locker solutions. If you’re looking for beautiful lockers in a wide range of styles and configurations, you owe it to yourself to see all that Legacy Lockers has to offer. For more information on wooden or laminate lockers for your facility, call Legacy Lockers at (866) 291-3395.