If you want your commercial building project done fast and with the least amount of hassle, it makes sense to hire a general contractor. If you are a business owner, you don’t need to spend time managing a construction project. Your job is to manage your business. You already have too much on your plate.
General contractors will save you time because they have experience orchestrating a large-scale construction project. When there are several different subcontractors working on the job site all at once, someone needs to be in charge. General contractors know when certain steps in a project need to be taken. They will schedule every step of the process down to the day. This is why it is so important to hire a general contractor who has experience (especially in specialized projects) and not simply hire the contractor with the lowest bid.
Speaking of subcontractors, general contractors already have a wide network of quality subcontractors that they work with. You won’t waste time (and money) searching for and interviewing masons, plumbers, electricians, painters, and the many other companies you will need to hire. A general contractor has the contacts in the business to get it done quickly and efficiently. You also won’t waste time hiring a less-than-stellar business who might mess something up, therefore causing you to have to start over. If you hire a quality general contractor, then you can sure that they will hire quality subcontractors.
General contractors know the legal steps to take when creating a new structure. Dealing with city ordinances and building codes can be confusing for someone who is not experienced in it. General contractors deal with this every single day.
General contractors know what to do if disaster strikes. Whether it is a natural disaster or a human error, an experienced general contractor can your project back on track in a timely manner. If someone with less experience is handling a project, bumps in the road could add weeks or months to the length of your project.
The quality of work that comes with a general contractor will save you time. They know how to obtain the best building materials for the best price so you know your building will be high quality and long lasting. This will minimize repairs needed ten years down the road. They also oversee and check everything that subcontractors are doing because the quality of work is on their shoulders. If something goes wrong, they know that they are to blame.
If you’re ready to hire a general contractor, check out our blog: Questions to Ask a General Contractor Before Hiring Them