A General Contractor is a licensed professional charged with supervising every aspect of a renovation or remodel of your home or commercial building. Their responsibilities include securing work permits, handling supply deliveries, and hiring and scheduling subcontractors like electricians, carpenters, and plumbers. If you want to leave your projects in the experienced hands of a professional, here are 5 reasons it pays to have a General Contractor to lead the way!

1. It Saves You Time and Money

Home improvements and remodels can be costly and time-consuming. As a budget-minded homeowner, you can review estimates as well as choose more economical materials and upgrades. The downside is that you won't have as much room to negotiate when it comes to availability of labor and materials. General Contractors take of the responsibility of scheduling so materials are procured and tasks are completed as close to the timeline as possible. They are used to scheduling work and supply deliveries around other companies who are likely working multiple jobs in addition to yours, and are often able to get better pricing for both labor and supplies. Experienced General Contractors will have the ability to keep all subcontractors paid on time ensuring no one will threaten to walk off the job because of lack of pay, and your project will stick to schedule.

2. Leave the Project Management to the Pros

You likely have work and family responsibilities to contend with your home improvement projects. Having a General Contractor makes it easier for you to go about your daily life because they are masters at juggling various tasks! You will be informed of everything along the way, but instead of having to communicate with different workers and suppliers, you will have your General Contractor as your main point of contact. This eliminates any confusion in the status of the work.

3. Take Advantage of Established Working Partnerships

An experienced General Contractor with years of experience will likely have formed strong working partnerships with a variety of subcontractors and suppliers. This means those relationships prove reliable, as the contractor has come to know them based on past experiences. Reputation is EVERYTHING in the home improvement industry, and everyone prefers to work with others who are known for their integrity.

4. Enjoy Peace of Mind

There's a ton of responsibility and liability that goes hand in hand with home improvement projects, and most of it rides on a General Contractor. You can feel better knowing they (and everyone they are working with) are licensed, bonded, and insured. Accidents on a job site can harm workers and could cause damage to your home. You want to ensure everyone and everything under your roof is protected by workers compensation and liability insurance. Experienced General Contractors know how to comply with all local codes and will ensure subcontractors will comply with them as well. Rest assured that necessary permits will be procured and home inspections will pass because work is being done in a professional manner without cutting corners .

5. Have it Done Once, Have it Done Right 

There's a huge sense of accomplishment when a project comes to a successful completion. But when it fails or isn't completed, the disappointment can be discouraging. To ensure a job is completed the right way, it's always best to hire a team of professionals. Their true value comes from their vast experience of doing the same type of work for many years. Time is money when it comes to home improvement. Hiring a General Contractor can save you both. While you may be unsure of how to navigate all the steps of a multistage build or remodel, experienced contractors have seen and done it all many times. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the results!