Category Archives: Reasons to Use a General Contractor

Starting a Construction Project: Permit Considerations

When beginning a commercial construction project, it is uncommon to be able to break ground and get started immediately. The vast majority of commercial projects require you, or your general contractor, to apply for a permit from local municipalities. Depending on the project’s scope and location, the complexity and requirements of the permit will vary.…
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“Thank Goodness I’m not my own General Contractor!”

Becoming an efficient and reputable general contractor takes years of hard, and often thankless, work. A GC team invests years, even decades, learning the intricacies of each trade and mastering the art of project management and timely delivery. To be effective, a GC needs to be proactive, engaged, and an aggressive problem-solver. They develop an…
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4 Reasons to Hire a Professional General Contractor

Television makes construction and renovations look so easy. Hire a few people to help you slap down some fresh paint and lay a few tiles and you're good to go. Maybe just rebuild a wall here or there. Find an electrician to rewire the room and voila! Job done! In reality, it is rarely that…
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A League of Their Own

Reasons to Not Be Your Own General Contractor  Maybe there's no crying in baseball, but tears are shed in construction. Don't get in over your head by assuming you know the ins and outs of commercial development, and don't be your own GC! Commercial projects require scheduling precision, hardball deadlines, and sizable risk. Here are…
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