What is a General Contractor:
A general contractor, also know as a builder is a construction company that is responsible for the day-to-day management of a construction project, overseeing material suppliers, specialized trades, and communicating the construction site information to the client or parties involved throughout the course of a construction building project. A general contractor employs or sub contracts the necessary trades needed to start and complete a construction project. A client, on the advice of the Architect, Engineer, or an Interior Designer, hires the general contractor. At the preconstruction stage when a general contractor is contacted for a new construction project, blueprints or project-specific documents are reviewed and calculated. In case of a remodel project or a renovation project, a job site meeting with the client is required to get a better understanding of the scope of work that is required. After reviewing the blue prints or measurements taken at the site meeting the contractor will then calculate a price. This is known as an estimate, proposal, or bid. The estimate includes the cost of materials, equipment, and the cost of specified trade labor needed to complete the construction project.
JDE will be responsible for overseeing a construction project from start to completion, ensuring the client’s satisfaction. We will furnish all of the materials, labor, equipment and services necessary for the construction of the project. We will hire specialized subcontractors to perform all or portions of the construction work. Responsibilities also include obtaining licenses and building permits, securing the construction job site, providing temporary utilities on site, scheduling workers, providing site surveying and engineering, disposing of or recycling construction waste, supervising work ethics and safety, budgeting and monitoring cash flow, and maintaining accurate records throughout the construction project.