Once you’ve determined your needs and your budget, do some research into local fabricators and their specializations, the services they offer and look at their completed projects. Contact the top three whose profile and existing customers seem like a good fit with your proposed project and ask for a consultation. Some metal fabricators specialize in specific industries or only work on projects of a certain size or nature. Some specialize in purely industrial or residential applications, some specialize in art commissions, producing some of the most stunning fine art pieces in the Cayman Islands seen in hotel lobbies and private homes. If the company has experience with past projects similar to yours — that’s a good sign.