They Handle Everything
A general contractor is responsible for the overall coordination and oversight of a construction project from start to finish. This includes providing all the materials, labor, equipment, and services that are required in order for completion of a project, as well as the management of vendors, potential subcontractors, or on-site personnel; ongoing communication of information to all parties involved in the project; and maintaining accurate records throughout the process. Documentation may include various architectural drawings or floorplans, manuals, bids, invoices, and proposals in addition to any other documents required for completion of the project. Why hire a general contractor, you ask? Let’s dive right in.
The Work is Done Correctly and On-time
Having the peace of mind knowing that your work is being completed correctly and on-time is why you should hire a general contractor. There’s no need to worry about the potential safety or legal risks that come with hiring a friend, family member, or even doing it yourself. Instead, you’re better off leaving it to the experts.
You may be interested in doing it yourself to save some money, but the potential mistakes that can be made during a project could cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars more than what you were hoping to save by taking the project on yourself.
Another consideration is simply that there’s power in numbers. Whether it’s a kitchen renovation, the addition of an outdoor deck, or the installation of hardwood floors, hiring a general contractor allows you to take advantage of the size of their team, which will more than likely always be bigger than a DIY team that you’ve put together. Rather than having one or two people work on a home improvement project for months, a general contracting team can get it done in less than half the time, ultimately saving you both time and hassle in the long run.
If you’ve already done your research and want to get right to it, contact us today and our team of expert designers and contractors will help you complete the project you’re working on.
The Opportunity to Work With Experienced Professionals
No matter how handy you may be, your skillset likely won’t match the years’ worth of experience that a general contracting team possesses. From experienced designers and electricians to HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, roofing, and concrete professionals, a general contracting team is full of knowledge when it comes to construction.
A general contracting team can help bring your ideas to fruition. Having seen and done many projects, they’ve experienced it all, so if you find yourself unsure of what exactly it is that you want, they’re more than willing and able to help. This is when working with a designer comes in handy. A designer can help you paint the perfect picture of the project you desire, and the rest of the team can then bring it to life.
General Contractors Are Also Licensed and Insured
Experience and skillset are important, but knowing that you’ve hired a qualified, licensed, and insured professional/team is another. Electing to hire an uninsured contractor or individual may be cheaper, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. This person/team is responsible for everything that happens on the project site, whether small or large. This is a very large responsibility and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly by just handing it off to someone that may not be qualified.
It’s important to protect yourself from potential issues that may arise as the project gets going. Working with an uninsured individual exposes you to financial risks if an injury were to occur or if your property were to be damaged. The individual or team should have both general liability and worker’s compensation insurance.
Construction accidents occur all the time, especially to inexperienced individuals. Do you want to be held liable when your friend or brother-in-law drops a hammer and breaks his foot or falls off your roof? Who’s going to pay his medical bills? Hiring uninsured individuals can wind up coming back to haunt you if a serious accident were to occur.
An insured general contractor is also a good sign of credibility. It means that they care about their reputation. Licenses and insurance go hand-in-hand because as a general contractor, to obtain a license, you need to have insurance. General contractors with both are also much more likely to do a quality job because they know that their license and as a result — their livelihood — could potentially be on the line.
In addition to ensuring that you’re financially safe if an accident were to happen, investing in their services could also result in long-term savings when it comes to maintenance. If it’s done right the first time, that means it only has to be done one time. It also helps to be able to say that your home was worked on by a licensed and insured professional when it comes time to sell. Prospective buyers will feel peace of mind when hearing this news.
Remember This Before Choosing a General Contractor
Before you dive into your next home improvement project, you should know where to find a team of experienced designers and contractors to make your dream home a reality. Our team can provide you with the direction and vision you need when you decide it’s time to start working on your project. Let our team be the ones to give your home the right look and feel.
At Malek Construction, our team works hard to make you feel safe, comfortable, and confident in our abilities. Contact us today, and we’ll help you fulfill your home improvement needs.