General contractors play a key role in residential and building projects, from consulting to hiring and overseeing construction as it progresses. It’s important to understand the services provided by a general contractor — whether it’s residential, new construction, commercial, remodeling or historical renovation.
General contractors oversee the entire project, including the budget you agree upon. They consult with you about what you want done in your home or business and then seek out the subcontractors, such as flooring and countertop experts, to complete the project. The general contractor communicates your interests to the subcontractors, keeps the project on schedule and is responsible for resolving the unforeseen issues that arise during construction or renovation. Residential contractors are adept at scheduling the subcontractors and know the fair prices for labor and materials.
Deciding whether you need a general contractor requires that you think through the scope of your project and decide what you want to handle yourself. Are you able to locate and hire the subcontractors and oversee their work, or would you prefer to have a residential contractor do this for you? If the construction or renovation is for your business, it’s best to hire commercial contractors to do the job.
Deciding whether you should hire a residential contractor or try to do it yourself takes asking yourself a few questions:
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