A general contractor has to wear many hats. They are the responsible for managing a project and making sure everything is running smoothly. We make sure here at Quality Home Remodeling Services that the General Contractors we employ know how to manage properly. They have to be organized and pay great attention to detail with any work that is being undertaken on a project. They must be in communication with all of our trades people at all times to arrange when a demolition crew has to come in. They work out are permits taken care of? If it’s a condo remodel is the HOA aware of the work being undertaken? Is all the material ordered and if so is there enough of it? This is just a snippet about what they need to think about, but! We always have a protocol to make sure if there is hold up with something, be it permits or material shortage we still have other work going on. In other words, we always have a plan B so there is no standing around or dead project time.
A residential contractor just focuses on that type of work. This might be because they are not licensed to touch commercial work because of more liability. If you are looking for a contractor as a consumer you should always ask the construction company if they solely concentrate on residential, commercial or both. The reason being is you don’t want a contractor to say he does everything and not have the permits or proof to back it up. Some contractors have gotten in to lots of trouble by starting a job and not being licensed. This can leave you out of luck if you have anything happen to your home and home inspector comes in and sees work that was not permitted or carried out by a licensed contractor. Insurance companies have also been known to not pay out because of stuff like that. Also when you come to sell your home, anything unpermitted will not be included in the home price. All that additional Square Footage you might add or any improvements will not raise the value of the property at all. We have residential contractors who specialize in homes only and we have commercial contractors who specialize in just commercial work. So you always get an expert in their respective field.
We have been completing commercial construction projects for many years now and we can proudly say all of our projects have run smoothly with no penalties occurred in our contracts. This is due to the precision planning and execution of our general contractors in making sure a project is where it should be in terms of time line. We know running over can costs companies so we give you true and ample assessment of how long a project will take with a detailed planned and thought out outline of what is needed for the project and what our crew will achieve. It’s good to be in the know and every contractor should be keeping you up to date with how a project is moving along.