Why Should I Hire A General Contractor?
Building a house or remodeling a room or an entire house can seem daunting and a tad overwhelming. Either small or large, there's a lot that goes into a project. Before any project you spend hours on end researching inspiration, products to be used, and who to use to complete the project. Should you coordinate the project yourself? Should you hire your friend to install the material? Should you hire a general contractor to coordinate the entire project? These questions may be a little overwhelming as you're just starting out on a project.
First, you may ask what a general contractor does. A general contractor is someone who manages, coordinates, and completes a project. They are most of the time a "jack of all trades" because they generally have detailed know-how to complete the project best suited for the client. They are responsible for making sure that project runs smoothly by being completed on time and within the estimated budget.
Hiring a general contractor can be a major asset to any project. Here is why:
General contractors are required to know the building codes. Generals are used to having to deal with getting the permits and certain approvals for the project. They know where to find this information and can make this process smoother from the start. This can be a huge headache if you've never had to deal with these.
The general contractor is in charge of a whole list of people on the job site. They coordinate the material deliveries and sub-contractors accordingly to allow the project to runs as efficiently as possible. They may have to hire sub-contractors such as electricians, or plumbers to complete the project. If so, they are responsible for coordinating the schedule of having materials delivered and installed.
Hiring a general contractor will lessen your worry if anyone were to get injured working on your project. The general usually carries liability to cover injuries through his company.
Contrary to what you may believe, hiring a general contractor saves you money. Working through a general you'll most likely receive better pricing on materials and labor.
Final but not least, generals can warranty their work. If a problem arises shortly after the completion of the project, the general will usually come out and try to make it right. General contractors like to stand behind their work because that is their business and their reputation on the line.
Hiring a general contractor will save you money, stress, time and worry. After some research you can move forward with confidence to make sure your building or remodeling project runs smoothly from start to finish. Think long and hard who you want to trust with one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make. You want someone you can trust, and rely on during your project. Do your research. Meet with them in person. Give us a call today to see if we're the right general contractor for you.