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General Contracting: Who Should I Hire?

General Contracting Companies Work Start to Finish

When you find yourself wanting to start a construction project, whether it be in your home, an outdoor project, or a corporate project, hiring a general contractor or general contracting company can help you start to finish.

Starting a Project- How General Contracting Can Help

The purpose of hiring a general contractor or general contracting company is to manage the project while hiring sub-contracting companies or tradesmen to complete their part of your project. They may employ masons for outdoor projects or drywallers for indoor projects. A reliable contracting company will have several contacts in each trade and provide resources that a home or business owner wouldn’t have. The connections they have are why hiring a contracting company is essential to many projects from small to large scales.

Finding a General Contractor

Design - Construction Begin by asking your community. Word of mouth is a great way to find the right contractor or company. The internet is also a useful resource. Looking up companies that specifically advertise your type of project is a reliable way to ensure that your project is within the contractor’s scope of subcontractors. Another productive way to find a general contractor is to be observant as your drive around town. While companies are working on large projects, they will typically put up a sign advertising their business. If you see a sign up surrounding a construction site that looks similar to your project, it may be worth inquiring with the company.

Before contacting your prospective contractors, it is first necessary to evaluate the project’s size and your needs or wants. Have a clear image of what you would like and a realistic time frame you would prefer to complete. While not all projects go according to plan- there are often unprecedented factors that come up during construction, it is essential to have a time frame in mind to present to your general contractor.

While speaking with prospective contractors, an important question is whether or not they are licensed and insured. This will protect you, your family, or your company from accidents that may occur during any project.

General Contracting for Your Home

All home projects require permits as well. Hiring the right general contractor can relieve a considerable amount of stress and ensure that the job is complete quickly, correctly, and efficiently. Our team will take care of all the necessary permits. While at first, it may seem like a simple home project, many find themselves in over their heads or not having enough time to spend on getting finished. This is the perfect time to hire a business you trust to complete the job. Standing Lites gets things done in a quick and efficient manner

Subcontractors

Once you’ve chosen a general contractor and all the necessary permits are obtained, the general contractor will hire the subcontractors for your job. The sub-contractors will be given their task list. The general contractor will organize their schedule. When the subcontractors arrive, they will provide their tools and equipment and efficiently do their assigned projects, reporting to your general contractor. Construction is a team project, and the general contractors act as the team leaders.

Choose Standing Lites For Your General Contracting

Standing Lites Inc. has over 20 years of general contracting experience. We are licensed and insured. We offer services for both commercial and residential construction with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Contact us today for your free estimate!

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