What is a General Contractor
A general contractor makes a contract with the property owner to take full responsibility of completing a home renovation or home addition project. Also known as a builder, remodeling contractor or building contractor, a general contractor usually handles most medium and large construction jobs. A contractor is responsible for hiring a tradesman, providing all the material, equipment (such as engineering vehicles and tools) and other services required for construction of a project. Specialized subcontractors are hired who directly work under the supervision of the general contractor to complete the construction work.
Choosing a general contractor wisely can play a crucial role in the successful completion of your project. In fact, even having good contracts, plans and construction documents may not be able to save you from a manager who lacks to coordinate a project with skill and integrity. Always choose a contractor who you trust and are comfortable working with. For this, taking the decision for paying a little extra to hire the right person will not be regretted.
Responsibilities of a General Contractor
Implementation of Plans
Engage in Payroll Functions
Acquiring Permits and Licenses
Work Within Given Budget
Deal With Emergencies
Why Are General Contractors Important?
While you may think a big home renovation or addition project is a huge undertaking, an experienced general contractor has the ability to see the big picture with clarity. While helping you pick and choose every detail you want added to your project, general contractors understand how to tackle it from start to finish. At Fresh Home Innovations, we use our Design Build approach to bring innovation to all your ideas.