When you are considering remodeling a room in your home, or building an addition onto it, what would you consider to be the thing that holds that project together? At Marathon Remodeling, we know it’s your licensed general contractor.
Skilled workmanship is required so your team of builders must be good. But for the whole team to function flawlessly and get the results you want, the best person to manage that job is the construction contractor.
Save money, get the best materials and have everything completed properly on time. Only with an experienced contractor can you have all of these things.
What a General Contractor Does
General contractors have a lot to offer, but their skills can be boiled down into five primary points.
Knowledge and Awareness
Any good contractor is up on their knowledge of current building trends and technology. They maintain a wealth of knowledge so you as the client don’t have to.
Scheduling and Communication
Don’t want to be a manager communicating with any subcontractors that are necessary? You don’t have to be. Once you tell us your schedule, your contractor will work within that and ensure everyone else does too.
Hiring and Firing
The general contractor will hire subcontractors and team members they trust, and manage them accordingly. If a problem occurs, they will fire them as well.
Building and Maintaining Relationships
From project to project, general contractors build relationships with subcontractors and vendors to get you the best workers, rates and materials.
Purchasing and Bargaining
With the vendor relationships they build, your contractor will use that to bargain in your favor when it comes to build materials.
Because of everything your general construction contractor offers, it’s clear what the advantages are. You’ll be working with someone who can look at the big picture after completing hundreds of successful builds, who comes with an established team, knowledge, financial bonuses, and most of all—delivers peace of mind.
Any renovation has the potential to be stressful, so minimize on that by hiring a general contractor.
Not Just Any Contractor
At Marathon Remodeling you’re not just hiring any general contractor. We only employ the best, so that is what you’ll be getting.
Before the start of any build and before any contracts are signed, we insist upon face-to-face meetings to make sure we’re on the same page as you to complete your build exactly the way you want it to be completed.
The three points to keep in mind when hiring a contractor are:
- Are they on time?
- Do they have a transparent history?
- Do they work with the same contractors?
A contractor who cannot arrive to meetings on time likely will not put much care into the build itself. Additionally, if you can’t see reviews and a portfolio, that is further proof of a lack of care. If they don’t have the same team and contractors they work with on a regular basis, then your builders will be unreliable as well.
Hire Marathon Remodeling and rest easy knowing that you’re hiring the best. Call us today to speak with your future build team!