A general contractor is a person who oversees a building renovation to ensure all parts of the project run smoothly and meet local codes. Most often, they have subcontractors in specialties such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and roofing to ensure your entire remodel or new construction is done with the utmost skill. But, at the end of the day it’s the general contractor’s license that is on the line for your project’s integrity.
While hiring a general contractor can be the easiest and safest way to go for large projects, what if you want to do a smaller remodel? Is it better to hire a general contractor for everything, or hire out based on specific jobs? In this article, we’ll explore your options and help you choose the right professionals for your job.
New construction and renovations
For new construction and renovations to existing spaces, it is generally recommended you hire a general contractor to oversee the project. This is especially important if you are a new business trying to open in a new building. The permitting process is much easier if you use a general contractor to oversee your project and ensure all renovations are up to code.
General contractors also have a higher level of accountability. Because they are in charge of a team and their company reputation is on the line with every build, they are more likely to deliver exceptional results. However, sometimes hiring a general contractor is not practical or necessary for maintenance and renovations.
If you are an already existing business or only need a few minor repairs to open your building, you may not need to hire a general contractor to oversee your project. Licensed and insured subcontractors can handle most maintenance jobs and simple renovations like the change of an appliance without a general contractor. At MaintenX, we employ hundreds of general contractors across 13 states to provide service for these jobs that you can trust.
Our subcontractor network is organized by the national MaintenX team and guarantees quality work every time. If you are interested in beginning renovations or new installations for your building, talk to your local MaintenX team to learn more.