Why Choosing the Right General Contractor is Vital
Recently, I was sent a referral from a good friend and client. In sitting down with this potential client, it was quite obvious that the person was not quite sold on the idea of hiring a Phoenix General Contractor but agreed to the meeting with a little push from my client and friend.This person was looking at doing some North Scottsdale remodeling work in his home including his kitchen and bathrooms. Now, I admire the quality of doing things yourself, but sometimes it’s not the best option. This person was seriously considering being his own general contractor in Phoenix, just hiring the subcontractors, and, therefore, in his mind, saving a few dollars on the project.
Now,he had some knowledge about contracting, but after talking to him about what this project would entail and what possibly could go wrong, he decided it was a much better option to hire us as his General Contractor. Here are some of the points we discussed that, hopefully, will give you some insight into hiring the right General Contractor for your project.
When you start a typical project, more times than not, you will need several sub-contractors such as an electrician, plumber, cabinet installer, painting/drywall, carpentry, etc. And if you were going to do this project on your own, think about the process you would have to go through to find the right sub-contractors. You will need to do an enormous amount of due-diligence.
First, there is the search to find the right subcontractor for each job your project will require, and then there is research to make sure each one is licensed, properly insured, which means that these sub-contractors carry not only General Liability Insurance but Workers Compensation Insurance as well as Commercial Auto Insurance. Also, what about their licenses? Are there any complaints or outstanding litigation history against the subcontractors? As everyone knows, having the right sub-contractors can make a big difference in having a highly successful project or one that just has one problem after another with no end in sight. This is where having an experienced and professional North Phoenix General Contractor working on your project is vital in making sure your project is completed exactly as you envisioned it.
Think of a General Contractor as a conductor of a symphony orchestra, making sure that all the parts are moving towards one goal and making sure the timing is right so one subcontractor is not waiting for another to complete their work, and in a way where there is no wasted time, thus assuring that the project will be on time.
Also, the advantage of working with an experienced and qualified General Contractor is that the General Contractor will have a set list of subcontractors that he has worked with for years, knows their work inside and out, and is very confident that they will come to work, perform their work professionally, on time, and on budget. Also, since the General Contractor has worked with them over the years, you can trust that all the subs will have the proper licenses and insurance coverages necessary for the project. The sub-contractors understand that by doing an outstanding job on this project will present them with additional work from the General Contractor on future projects.
Over the past ten plus years, Valcon General has earned a stellar reputation for always using quality materials and products, superior and experienced subcontractors, and living by a code that the client always comes first, and cutting corners is never done! In fact, one of the main reasons that Valcon General has been so successful over these past ten plus years is from the large number of referrals it receives each year. To experience the Valcon General expertise, we encourage you to call us and set up an appointment to discuss your next construction project.
Posted: August 18, 2015