1. What does general contracting entail?
A general contractor (GC) is responsible for overseeing the construction project from start to finish. A GC is hired by the owner of the property and works directly with the architect, engineer, subcontractors, suppliers, and anyone else involved in the project. A GC is often hired by a developer who wants to build a house or apartment building. In some cases, a GC may be hired by a homeowner to help them renovate their home.
2. How do I know if I need a GC?
If you have never worked with a GC before, then you should consider hiring one. If you have experience working with contractors, then you probably already know whether or not you need a GC. You should hire a GC if you want to work with someone who knows what they’re doing. Hiring a GC means that you don’t have to worry about things like permits, inspections, and getting bids.
3. Why would I hire a GC?
Hiring a GC gives you peace of mind. When you hire a GC, you won’t have to worry about any of these issues. Instead, you’ll focus on making sure your project gets done right.
4. Do I need to get a permit to hire a GC?
No, you don’t need a permit to hire a contractor. However, you might need a permit if you plan to use heavy equipment on your property.
5. Can I just hire a GC myself?
You can try to find a GC yourself, but you might end up paying more money than you would if you hire a professional. Also, if you decide to go ahead and hire a GC without consulting a lawyer first, you could run into legal trouble.
6. What happens after I hire a GC?
After you’ve hired a GC, you’ll likely meet with him/her at least once to discuss the scope of the job. Once you agree on the scope of the project, you’ll sign a contract. After signing the contract, the GC will begin working on the project.
7. How long will my project take?
The length of time it takes to complete a project varies depending on the size of the project. Small projects can be completed in a few days while larger projects can take months.