If you are in the market for a new home, or need some repairs done on your existing home, you will likely need to work with a general contractor. A general contractor is responsible for overseeing all aspects of a construction project, from the initial planning stages through to the finished product. They will hire and coordinate subcontractors, ensuring that all aspects of the project are completed on time and within budget.
Budgeting and Financing:
General Contractors often find that the most challenging part of a project is not the construction itself, but managing the budget and obtaining financing. The right contractor can help you navigate these waters and keep your project on track.
Interview several contractors. Ask them about their experience with similar projects, their availability, and their rates.
- Get referrals from friends and family members. They may have had a good experience with a particular contractor.
Check the contractor’s licensing and insurance status. All general contractors in Massachusetts must be licensed by the state, and they must carry liability insurance.
Request references from past clients. Contact them to ask about the contractor’s responsiveness, quality of work, and budget management skills.