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01:34PM | 06/28/20
Has anybody tried to be the general contractor and use trade companies to build an addition? I read this great how to guide and it seems like the common sense approach using architects to design the plans and research various trade companies on the review sites like Angie's List and others. The guide gives a step by step structured approach towards executing the plan. I've already had plans drawn up and was testing the waters by getting prices on my own and comparing against what I was getting from general contractors. Phenomenal differences. I'm ready to do it but want to get other opinions. Here is the book if anyone is interested.


02:15PM | 06/28/20
A general contractor has sub contractors that he has worked with and knows how to schedule the different trades to make everything flow smoothly. You would not want to have electricians trying to put in outlets after the drywallers have hung the drywall. If one trade causes a delay it can cause big delays down the road. The generals job is important and should not be done by the inexperienced. Reading a book does not give you the knowledge that only come from doing the job first hand. The price difference may be the quality of of the work performed, you get what you pay for.

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