Contractors must be licensed by the state. Their work must meet code requirements. What other advantages do you get by hiring a contractor? They protect a homeowner from paying more for materials if homeowners tackle a project themselves. They also protect you from any legal liability for any work that is done incorrectly.
Your first instinct may be to say no. You are confident that you can do the job yourself or you can supervise others while they do the work. And if that is the case, by all means, do it yourself.
However, you may want to weigh the risk of messing up the project particularly if this involves the home your family will live in or the home you are trying to sell to move your family to another house.
A contractor is responsible for hiring and organizing all the workers that will be involved in a construction project. By hiring a contractor, you will benefit from a construction expert that has experience working with all the needed subcontractors.
The contractor will also free you from having to obtain construction permits, buying all the supplies needed, taking care of scheduling all inspections and ensuring that the job comes to its desired conclusion in a timely manner.
The role of a general contractor in a construction project can potentially be the most important one of all. Finding the best group of people to perform the work may be one oh their main responsibilities, but it certainly is not the only one.
They also need to be on top of procuring all the materials needed (or making sure the subcontractors get them), getting any equipment that may be needed, and being on hand for any other services that may be necessary for the smooth and continuous development of the build. Other responsibilities include:
- Procuring all construction permits, including taking care of all the applications for them
- Establishing procedures to ensure the security of the property
- Monitoring the safety of everyone working at the site
- Providing temporary on-site facilities, if needed
- Managing all personnel
- Monitoring the schedules
- Supervising the engineering
- Surveying the site
- Ensuring that all work complies with current building codes
- Tracking changes to the project if and when they happen
A good contractor will also know how to delegate responsibilities and tasks to the subcontractors, manage the entire team, and keep everyone on the same page.
When the project is finished, they are the ones that will deliver the work to the client, answer any questions and be responsible for the quality of the work that was done. With the newest technologies at their fingertips, today’s contractors can deliver like never before.
Whether you are facing a large remodel, a small addition or the construction of a brand-new house, HCC general contractors have the perfect contractor for your job. Don’t take any risks by foregoing a contractor and trying to take charge of the project yourself. Leave the stress of everyday supervision of the worksite to us and get ready to enjoy the new real estate that you and your family have been envisioning. Leave the responsibilities to the contractor and schedule your initial consultation today.