General Contractors and the Benefits They Offer

Whatever the scale of a construction project, it’s bound to be overwhelming. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done, as well as materials to be considered and purchased. And of course you need sufficient manpower to do the job. This is precisely why general contractors exist.

Hiring a general contractor effectively allows you to stress less about the construction project and focus on more important things. Whether your project is a new home construction, a remodel, or a commercial building project, we'd like to outline several benefits of getting a general contractor on board.

1. Less stress and more time efficiency

With a general contractor as your building partner, you know you have an experienced builder that knows the ins and outs of the construction business. You needn’t be bothered about the construction process, and your contractor will arrange the acquisition of all required permits to facilitate building. Moreover, they’ll handle purchasing and schedule inspections, as well as take care of hiring the required subcontractors and workers to get the job done.

You can also depend on your general contractor to get the required materials easily, as they will likely be dealing with their trusted and preferred suppliers. It's been our experience that this is an added benefit, as it can save you time and prevent project delays, as well as potentially save money.

2. Access to a wide network of subcontractors and suppliers

As mentioned above, you can benefit from your general contractor’s network of subcontractors and suppliers. You don’t have to be burdened with looking for trustworthy, skilled, and experienced subcontractors to work for you. With a trusted contractor, you can expect to have the manpower you need to get the project started right away. We have found that contractors also have a wider selection of reasonably priced materials to source from, which is another advantage to their network.

3. Customizable services

Whatever the project, a general contractor’s job is to bring the architectural design plans to fruition. What’s important is that all details are ironed out completely beforehand, and that all gray areas are settled to ensure you are all on the same page. The general contractor then has to ensure that the project is built to specifications and finished within the agreed timeline. We will take on the burden of any unpleasant conversations for you in order to ensure that everything stays on task.

4. Better communication and feedback process

With all general contractors, you’ll have a single point of contact, such as the foreman for construction updates and other related information. The general contractor will also take care of finding the best subcontractors and construction workers for the various tasks.

You can expect to receive design, building, and material suggestions through your contractor from other professionals involved with the job. You will also get price estimates and accurate information about material quality. Everything will be clearly communicated to you, so there are no unpleasant surprises. You can also depend on your contractor’s professional input.

5. Cost savings and insurance coverage

As mentioned earlier, you can leverage your partnership with your contractor to ultimately get better prices from vendors or sellers. This is why it’s important to partner up with an experienced general contractor with an excellent track record. They would already have well-established connections with suppliers and get better rates.

What’s more, with a reputable contractor, you can expect to be covered with general liability insurance. So in the unfortunate case of accidents or damages onsite, you can rest easy knowing you have insurance protection. Moreover, general contractors normally offer a workmanship guarantee that typically covers work quality and installation issues.

Got a building construction project planned soon? Or have questions about finding the perfect building partner and other construction-related matters? Get in touch with us at Signature Construction Group, and let’s discuss your project.