A general contractor, sometimes called a GC for short, does so much for the homeowner or business owner when it comes to new construction. From overseeing the project to being a communication hub between the homeowners and subcontractors, the GC is crucial in making sure that the project starts, stays on track during construction, and finishes as smoothly as possible.
When it comes to new construction, having a trustworthy GC can make the difference in so many things but the main one being the stress and headache of a new project. Here are some of the responsibilities of a quality contractor:
- * Preparing cost estimates, budgets and work timetables
- * Reporting work progress and budget matters to clients
- * Collaborating with design professionals and construction specialist
- * Inspecting work on-site and handling questions or issues in a timely manner
- * Arranging permits and inspections
These responsibilities come with a GC that has the skills like planning, business skills, decision-making skills, customer service skills, and overall leadership skills to get the job done. All of these skills can come with education, training, work experience, licensing, and certifications and registration. Though from state to state the mandatory qualifications differ, for the state of Florida, contractors (general, building or residential) must be certified first with the state and then registered with cities or counties where they hold a certificate of competency.
There are different types of contractors depending on the type of project, which you are undertaking. As you can imagine, general contractors in Florida work on virtually every conceivable kind of job, including: assisted living facilities, banks, education facilities, hotels and motels, industrial, medical offices, mixed-use, office, retail, tenant improvements, condos, private homes, and supermarkets. Because of this fact, it is best to do as much research as possible upfront to avoid any unnecessary costs and hassles. Having the right contractor for your new construction, remodel or renovation is key to getting the results you deserve. Time, money, and peace of mind are all things to consider when thinking about whether or not this is a project that can be done by a do it yourselfer or one that needs to be handled by professionals.
A great way to research a general contractor in Florida is to ask for referrals. Who better to tell you exactly how a general contractor will perform other than a past customer?
With AFS General Contracting, we’re proud to provide you with a list of referrals. You’ll soon find, we’re small enough to listen, yet large enough to complete your construction project correctly, no matter what your project entails!
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Implementing solutions for projects of all sizes, AFS General Contracting offers a wide range of services. Whether you’re looking to renovate, repair, build-out or construct a new building, AFS GC is the only contractor you need to know. Contact us today at 407-487-4546 or visit our website at http://afsgeneralcontracting.com.