How Hard Is Being Your Own General Contractor?
Because of how our comprehensive program works, we often get asked questions about acting as your own general contractor. Can it be challenging? Sure! Do we help every step of the way? Yes, we do! Is it rewarding and worth it? Absolutely!
What Exactly Does A General Contractor Do?
A General Contractor oversees every aspect of the building project. By being your own General Contractor, you’ll have a hand in planning every phase of the project (along with our expert assistance!).
How Does Being Your Own General Contractor Save You Money?
By being your own General Contractor, you can save money on physical costs. As the General Contractor, you get to choose which (if any) jobs you want to complete on your own. Any projects that you are not comfortable taking on yourself, a subcontractor can easily take care of the task for you.
By being your own General Contractor, one can rest assured about being dedicated to a job. Often, General Contractors book more than one job at a time, and are not dedicated to only your project. If you are working on your own, you know your head is in the game!
Being your own General Contractor can also save money by avoiding typical markups. Most General Contractors make their money by marking up the materials they buy for their projects as well as the labor costs for any subcontractors that they are managing. By being your own General Contractor, you avoid these extra costs.
Perhaps most importantly, you save money because you constantly have your eye on the bottom line. There will never be many surprises if you are acting as your own General Contractor.
By taking on the role of General Contractor, you can make quick decisions about materials with all of the necessary information at your disposal. No waiting for return phone calls on price differentials or waiting to see if there are other options, the choices will be at your fingertips with the information you need.
As a General Contractor, you are in control of every last detail of your project. You manage the subcontractors and have every aspect of the homebuilding project managed to the last detail, and have creative control over what’s going on during the project.
What Is The Best Part Of Being Your Own General Contractor?
The feeling of pride that you handled the building of your own house! There are few things in life better than that!
At Homestead Homes, we have been helping people design and build their dream homes since 1995. We provide you with a road map and let you make all the decisions from there. We are currently building throughout the Midwest in Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, & Iowa. We would love to help you today in achieving your dream home. Contact us for more information!