A general contractor is responsible and in charge of planning a construction project. The general contractor arranges for all of the material, labor, equipment, and services essential for the construction of your home or business projects. Also, a general contractor hires subcontractors who specialize in specific construction tasks needed to complete or execute all or a portion of the overall construction work.
All states in the United States require that individuals who want to become a general contractor must pass a written exam. The exam focuses on general construction laws and practices. Competence in these areas must be demonstrated before obtaining a general contractor's license.
General contractors are typically responsible for seeking out available work and submitting construction bids. Once the bid is awarded, a contract is signed. Then the general contractor oversees every phase of a construction project. Ultimately the general contractor is the one directly responsible for any issues that may arise during construction.
Hiring the right general contractor can sometimes be a difficult task, especially when there are so many options. Here are things you should focus on when you are looking to hire a general contractor.
Talk to your family or friends for recommendations. Check out your possible candidates national and local licensing agencies, the Better Business Bureau, and your state’s consumer protection agency.
Get estimates from three or four candidates. Talk with each about the project. Only consider individuals who can answer all of your questions to your satisfaction and put you at ease.
Get reviews from former clients or visit a current job site to see how the general contractor’s job turned out or is going. You need a written contract covering all provisions and payment schedules.
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