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The Real Benefits of Hiring a General Contractor


Hiring a general contractor to revamp your existing space or build a totally new one provides a wealth of benefits you’ll be thankful for. Here are just a few of the advantages:

Saves time

General contractors excel at project management—they’re experienced in ensuring all materials needed for a job are in place and specific subcontractors and tasks are scheduled at the right time in the project lifecycle. They also know how to deal with unforeseen circumstances and can handle any issues that may arise. All in all, the general contractor’s goal is for your project to run smoothly… with no delays, no wasted time and no wasted cash flow.

Serves as a singular point of contact

Hiring an experienced general contractor means you don’t have to worry about managing the many subcontractors and vendors who are doing bits and pieces of your project. Instead, you work directly with the general contractor—the one who is responsible for the entire team, who continuously monitors progress, and who can answer all of your questions at any given time.

Saves money

Choosing a reputable general contractor can save you dollars on several expensive items. Some general contractors have associations with a larger network of suppliers who can provide materials at a lower rate than what non-contractors would receive. As a result, they become a preferred seller when they develop these trusted relationships over time with certain industry suppliers. This helps them secure a lower rate, and they often pass the savings on to their clients.

Adds customization and versatility to project planning

Given their extensive network of subcontractors and vendors, general contractors can provide you with a multitude of ideas and customizations when it comes to your project. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. General contractors are also adept at minor improvisations when needed. Don’t hold back in sharing your thoughts and goals when it comes to creating your perfect space—your general contractor can be quite a knowledgeable resource in this regard.

Covers insurance

When you hire a general contractor, you can feel confident your project will be covered by the general contractor's insurance. Thanks to general liability insurance, you won’t be liable for any accidents or damages that occur on the construction site.

Without a doubt, general contractors can save you time, money and unneeded hassle. Whether you’re modernizing your space or starting from scratch, general contracting services may be a crucial component to your project’s success.