General Contractor

General contractors coordinate and execute the construction of small and big projects. This person, team, or firm enters into the primary contract with a property owner and bears the responsibility of overseeing the project. A general contractor is an individual primarily responsible for the supervision and oversight of construction projects. These projects may be commercial or residential in nature, and they may be as small as an add-on to a home or a full build of an office complex.

General Contractor

Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs)

A “prime” or “direct” contractor is a contractor that has a contract directly with the property owner. A “general” contractor refers to a contractor in charge of hiring subcontractors and coordinating their work, keeping the job on track for timely and on-budget completion.
 

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Successful general contractors often have degrees in construction management or civil engineering and have worked in the construction industry for several years. Regardless of your approach, plan three to five years in advance to become a general contractor. At least you must be 18 years old.
 

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6 Different types of General Contractors:

  1. General Contractors
  2. Speciality Contractors
  3. Freelance Contractors
  4. Mechanical Contractors
  5. Paper Hanging and Painting Contractors
  6. Electrical Contractors

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General contract is a term used to describe the supervisory work performed by a general contractor. This person is responsible for managing and building projects designed by others. GC oversees major renovation and construction projects, and manages and employs subcontractors and other workers on construction projects. The GC acts as the supervisor of the entire project, ensuring that subcontractors complete their work correctly, on time, and get paid for it. The main contractor is also the main person in contact with the clients.

 

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Responsibilities of General Contractors

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Why Choose a General Contractor?

A general contractor can manage your works on construction projects. He can hire subcontractors and complete the work timely. Here you’ll get some more information about general contractor

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Save Your Time

Construction projects can span from a few months to years. Unforeseen circumstances like bad weather or lockdowns could slow down or even bring the project progress to a standstill. This is where the expertise of a general contractor can come in handy.

Save Your Money

It’s worth hiring a general contractor for large projects that require more than a week, several pros or multiple permits to complete.

A general contractor can save your money. You don’t need to pay for permits and other legal stuffs. 

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Covers licensing and insurance

Hiring a licensed general contractor contributes to the smooth functioning of the project. This ensures that the project is progressing as per the rules and regulations put forward by the state or county. With liability insurance, you won’t be responsible for any construction site accidents that may occur.

What a General Contractor Does?

The responsibility of a contractor in construction is the execution of the work activities that are required for the completion of the project. The roles and responsibilities of contractors manifest themselves in various aspects of the project for instance project planning, management, monitoring, construction site safety, and legal issues.

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General Contractor VS Owner Builder

A builder on the other hand, directly employs workers that undertake all of the roles necessary to undertake construction works, they do not have to contract trades. Typically this has been associated with domestic construction, as housebuilding is a relatively repetitive process, for which the workforce required is predictable and so direct employment of the workforce does not limit the builders’ capability.

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Benefits of Working With A General Contractor

There are many decisions that must be made when it comes to home construction and remodeling. One of the biggest decisions that must be made is who will you enlist to help you complete your project. If you have a home construction remodel in mind, there are several benefits of hiring a general contractor.

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Construction Estimating and Bidding

Construction bidding is the process of submitting a proposal (tender) to undertake or manage the undertaking of a construction project. The process starts with a cost estimate from blueprints and material take-offs.

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