|Posted on June 15, 2012 at 11:55 AM|
We had recently completed polished concrete flooring for a General Contractor in charge of renovating well known North American clothing retail chain stores. The general Contractor and the executives of the clothing company were ecstatic with the final results when the General Contractor approached us to see if we would consider to travel to Calgary Alberta to do 3 or 4 more stores?
My first question was why us?, Isn't there polished concrete contractors in Calgary willing to do the work?
The general Contractor, said that they have contacted several concrete floor polishing companies, and the prices they were quoted, were more then 3 times the cost of doing the southern Ontario stores with us. After working out all the expenses of travel and accommodations, we were able to come to agreement on price.
However this incident spurred on our curiosity and what are the cost of polished concrete flooring across the country? So we conducted a unscientific survey by calling on minimum 2 to 4 companies in each province to get a rough idea of polished concrete costs across the country.
It may be no surprise that Ontario enjoys the lowest cost on polished concrete then anywhere else in the country. Below we have listed the top 5 most expensive provinces for hiring a polished concrete company;
4. British Columbia
5. New Brunswick
We never considered expanding our business to Alberta, but considering they have a shortage of qualified concrete polishing companies, we are able to take on larger polished concrete projects in Alberta and remain competitive with local companies of the province.