Re: Major Remodel...General Contractor required??
This sounds like a big can of worms. You may be able to find a project manager who would be willing to use your people, but expect to pay big bucks for it, I know I wouldn't do it.
Originally Posted by LauraW13
The reason being, as a GC I know my sub contractors, their abilities, temperaments, and time tables. Like a ballet, we orchestrate our trades to work within each others needs and time frames. For me to rely on your friends and contacts means that I have no control over the final product or time schedule, particularly if your contacts are not actual licensed tradesmen that are familiar with a construction site.
Ultimately, when things go wrong, the manager is going to take the blame, when it's more likely due to circumstances beyond their control.
You can GC your own project as an owner/builder. There are a lot of books and videos on the subject. TOH and Home Time have both covered owner/builder/GC projects and how to make them run smoothly. Do your research, lay out a schedule, and get bids from everyone that will be touching your project. Before starting work, make sure you have signed contracts with everyone providing goods and services to you, even friends.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!