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What is a general contractor?

General Contracting in the Construction Industry

General contractors supervise part or all of numerous construction projects, such as commercial, industrial and residential buildings. If a construction project requires a specialty, such as plumbing, heating and air conditioning, painting or roofing, then they hire subcontractors to do that particular job.

Licensing Requirements in General Contracting

Some states require general contractors to be licensed in order to work on projects. Each state has different requirements. General contractors with a license improve their skills with current knowledge in business methods, regulation requirements and building maintenance. Licensed general contractors can be more appealing to customers because they demonstrate credibility and training.

Why Hire a General Contractor?

Hiring a general contractor to manage your project comes with a host of benefits and it will always be worth the money put to the project. First of all, carrying out a project is a time-consuming process hence hiring a general contractor always saves time otherwise invested in the project.

Home improvement projects can seem daunting, particularly if you don’t consider yourself a DIY person. But even if you do know your way around power tools, you might have big plans for renovating your home that go far beyond your current skill set. In this case, it’s time to hire a team of professionals led by an experienced general contractor to do the job for you.

6 Reasons to hire a general contractor
  • Save money
  • Save time
  • Project management
  • Advantage of Established Working Partnerships
  • Enjoy Peace of Mind
  • Have it Done Once, Have it Done Right