Construction activities tend to divide society: Some people outsource every little detail to third parties, while others prefer to do everything themselves. Of course, both approaches can have great advantages and clear disadvantages, so it is important to weigh which is the right choice for you. In this article, we will help you decide whether you need a general contractor or whether you should manage the home improvement project yourself.
General contractors (even if you are the general contractor) perform one of the most important functions in the construction industry: they bring together the activities of the different contracting trades for a particular construction project. However, they also perform a number of other functions:
Given the above, it is clear why the role of the general contractor is so important. But then, why would anyone take on this role themselves? The answer is simple: a general contractor does not work for free, so at first glance, it may seem like a significant portion of construction costs can be easily saved. In reality, however, it is not that simple.
Who should hire a general contractor? If you are planning your first construction project, do not have a good working knowledge of the construction field, or do not understand the most current rules and regulations, consider hiring a general contractor. A good general contractor will save you time and money – here’s how:
For smaller jobs and individual repairs, you can go it alone if you already have experience – but for a complete renovation or new home construction, you’re better off with a professional team. The team at Prospect 30 Eight is happy to help you with your building plans in Denver and the surrounding area – from planning to construction and obtaining the necessary permits.
Contact us for a free consultation and quote.