4 Things to do Before Hiring a General Contractor

Currey Williams, project manager at LJ Huseby and Company provides us with a list of four things you should do before hiring a general contractor.

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Ask how long they’ve worked with their subcontractors.

[quote font_size=”20″ bgcolor=”#” color=”#” bcolor=”#” arrow=”no”]“It’s part of quality control. At LJ Huseby and Company, we know all of our subcontractor’s employees so we don’t have just random people showing up to a job site.”[/quote]

Many companies use subcontractors in order to get all the jobs they have acquired done efficiently. Make sure to vet the subcontractors just like you do the contractor. Ask about their experience, how long they’ve been in business, who the subcontractors are, how they communicate, whether they’ve stayed on budget in the past, and whether they followed through on previous expectations.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. That sounds like a good idea to know how long they’ve worked with their subcontractors. That way you’ll be able to now how well they work together. If I needed a contractor, I’d want one with a solid team.

  2. These are some great tips for hiring a general contractor. It seems that most contractors work with subcontractors to do all the work, so I like your first tip. When we remodel our living room and kitchen, I will remember to ask potential contractors this.

  3. I love your thoughts about vetting subcontractors as well as the general contractor themselves. I would imagine that since you are going to get work done by the subcontractors you would want to make sure that they are just as high quality as the contractor you hired. It would also make sense to me to ensure that you find a contractor who follows a business model you approve of.

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