When preparing for a large construction job, many companies run the numbers and decide against hiring a general contractor. It seems to make more sense to manage the job in-house. But even for companies with experienced project managers, there can be benefits to hiring an experienced general contractor. Below are four reasons hiring the right general contractor can pay off beyond the bottom line:
- Project Management
Managing a project can be a full-time job. An experienced general contractor takes the responsibility for every aspect of the build, from footers to roof. The right general contractor will ensure complete owner satisfaction by working together every step of the way.
- Trusted Tradesmen
A general contractor should have a large network of trusted tradesman and subcontractors. Hiring and managing top-tier tradesman ensures that the job is done right the first time, reducing the need for parts of the project to be done multiple times, and saving money on the project overall.
- Better Price and Quality of Materials
Often general contractors have their own source for higher quality materials, which they get at a more favorable rate than retail. They can pass the savings on to the owner, as well as guaranteeing quality of the materials chosen for every aspect of the job.
- Licensing, Permitting and Insurance
General contractors are licensed (or hire licensed tradesmen) to do the job. They pull permits and interact with city, state and building offices to ensure all aspects of the project are up to code. In addition, they carry worker’s compensation and liability insurance to protect themselves – and the owner – against accidents.
When researching general contractors, look for one with unparalleled knowledge and expertise across all sectors of the industry. Hiring the right contractor can save time, money and frustration, a positive impact with benefits well beyond the bottom line.