Getting Creative With Advice
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A general contractor is the one who makes the big decisions in a commercial construction project. A general contractor, principal contractor or developmental contractor is typically responsible for the management of trades and vendors, day-to-day oversight of the construction site and communication of details to all involved parties during the course of an ongoing project. They are the backbone of any successful construction project and have a significant impact on the success or failure of the project.
It is important to understand that no construction project is complete without the involvement of at least one general contractor. They are the ones whose work impacts your daily life. You may not realize it every day, but you are paying them and they are paying you through commissions and added benefits such as insurance and workers compensation. Without them, the completion of your project would not be complete. And that means, without them you are probably not going to make any money in construction.
Before a general contractor can commence any construction work they must obtain a general contractor’s permit. A permit is required to ensure that they are following all local rules and regulations related to working on a construction site. Some of these local rules and regulations include a payment bond requirement. This is because if they do not have the necessary payment bond, the owner or owners of the property may be liable for any injuries or damages occurring on their property. Therefore, the payment bond ensures that your right to compensation is protected.
If the general contractor does not have the appropriate permit to proceed with the construction or renovation project, the project will be delayed until the permit is obtained. In addition, the general contractor will then have to pay to get these permits removed once the work is completed. This is a very costly process and delays the completion of the construction or renovation project by many months or even years. To avoid having to face such a delay in the completion of the construction or renovation project, it is important that you find a construction or renovation contractor that has obtained the appropriate permit. Finding such a contractor should not be too difficult because most GPs are licensed to operate in all 50 states in America.
After obtaining a general contractor’s license, you will also need to submit a written business plan to the state board of licensure. The business plan will serve as the physical application of the GPs services on your behalf. Without the proper business plan, it is unlikely that the state board will grant the general contractor a license to operate. As soon as the business plan is submitted to the board, you will need to wait up to ninety days before you can begin the construction process. During this time, it is imperative that you develop a contract that contains all of the details of the project including an accurate budget.
The final step in obtaining a professional permit as a general contractor is to submit the completed business plan and bond to the state board. Once all three of these steps have been completed, you will be required to sit for an interview with the state licensing board. At this point, you will be required to demonstrate that your construction skills are at the very least adequate to meet the requirements of your state. At this time, it is a good idea to consider hiring the services of an attorney or business adviser to provide you with legal advice that will assist you throughout the licensing process.