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Difference between General Contractor and Individual Contractor

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A general contractor (GC) is an entity in a construction project that oversees the entire construction project from start to finish. 

The individual contractor (IC), on the other hand, just specializes in one trade. 

If a homeowner wanted to do bathroom remodeling and selected individual contractors instead of a general contractor, then they would have to deal with the elements of scheduling. 

Let’s talk about just a plumber here: The plumber comes in initially for drains, comes back again post-drywall for dropping down the bathtub, does the water test and makes the connections, comes back again later for installing all tub faucets and finishing, and probably comes one more time for connecting vanity faucets. all this while hoping that the other contractors don’t mess up the plumbing or vice versa. 

It would be hard for a homeowner to schedule and find individuals that match each other’s energy and work ethic.

On the other hand, a general contractor, or GC, will already have a team of skilled individual contractors who have worked together as a team on a few projects in the past, along with a handyman involved to fix any issues that might have been caused by the contractor(s). 

Benefits of a General Contractor:

General contractors are construction professionals who provide comprehensive services to complete a construction or renovation project. Manage aspects of the job to ensure it is completed properly. 

  • Contractors have an established network of subcontractors.
  • Less stress and hassle
  • adequate insurance coverage
  • Save Money
  • Save Time
  • A Single Point of Contact
  • Customizable services based on the needs of the project
  • Feedback During the Construction Process
  • more experience

When it comes to home improvement projects, time is money. You can save both by hiring a general contractor. However, apart from managing your income as a homeowner, you can benefit from the experience of a general contractor who has managed and performed many similar jobs in the past.

BB Construction Inc. is proud to be an experienced General Contractor who can help you with all your projects.