You’re planning a renovation – perhaps a kitchen, a bathroom, or maybe you’re planning to finish your basement into usable living space or add an addition onto your home. Should you hire a general contractor to do the work? Or should you hire all the various individual trades such as the drywaller, electrician, plumber, etc. and manage the project yourself?
A General Contractor is a construction expert who offers every service you need to complete your project successfully.
There are many decisions that must be made when it comes to home construction and remodeling. One of the biggest decisions that must be made is who will you enlist to help you complete your project. If you have a home construction remodel in mind, there are several benefits of hiring a General Contractor. General Contractors take care of the vast amount of work needed to conduct new construction. Hiring a general contractor will ensure that the proper trades are hired, and the work gets done. General contractors know how to hire, coordinate and schedule all the subcontractors so you don't have to. From ensuring all subcontractors are paid, to getting building permits, to securing insurance for all workers, to getting the renovation done properly; everything is covered when a General Contractor steps into place while providing value through knowledge, experience and project management.
Here are 4 reasons why a General Contractor would be beneficial for these large, sometimes stressful, lengthy home renovations.
1. Large Network of Subcontractors
The first place to start if you are considering a home renovation is to do your research! A General Contractor will have a large network of subcontractors working for them. This ultimately speeds up the project timeline. General Contractors will be able to effectively manage subcontractors to ensure that the project is completed efficiently and that all are skilled, insured, and licensed. This saves the homeowner time and finances as they do not have to research each individual trade.
2. Project Management
General Contractors are responsible for managing the execution of your renovation project, which includes obtaining building permits, purchasing supplies, scheduling inspections, and scheduling/hiring subcontractors to ensure that the job is done efficiently with quality and to code. The General Contractor creates a project schedule and notifies all trades and suppliers to create a smooth workflow and timely deliveries of materials.
3. Knowledge, Experience and Single Point of Contact
The General Contractor knows and understands how each home is built and knows the sequence of construction while understanding the building codes and all other legislation. With a General Contractor, you can build a personal relationship with the person responsible for overseeing your project’s success. They have a duty to keep you fully informed throughout the entire renovation process. When there is an open line of communication, an experienced Contractor can quickly alert you when there is a cost-savings opportunity or if an emergency arises.
4. Dealing with the Unexpected
The larger the project, the greater the chance something will go wrong. An experienced General Contractor will be used to dealing with the unexpected in a professional and timely manner. It is much easier having one person taking care of any issues instead of multiple trades getting involved or trying to solve the issue yourself. The General Contractor will also deal with subcontractors directly if something unforeseen happens during the project.
Hire a General Contractor and Build Your Dream Home!
Whether you are starting from scratch or want to update the interior/exterior of your home, General Contracting services are a crucial component to your project’s success.
Family owned, EverPine specializes in turn-key kitchen and bath remodels, basements, additions, and Project Management/Design. We bring over 25 years’ experience in the home renovation industry, and our team has secured excellent relationships with suppliers, designers, and subcontractors in all areas of the industry. We would be happy to help you on your renovation journey and turn your goals and dreams into a reality!