What is the Role of a General Contractor?
The General Contractor is the conductor on a construction site or a renovation project. He has the necessary steps carried out to carry out his clients' projects. He coordinates, manages and organizes the different trades. He is on the lookout for the building code and the latest changes to it. He is qualified to operate different ranges of residential and commercial projects.
There are several types of general contractors. It is important to check with the R.B.Q. (Régie du Bâtiment du Québec). In addition, you will also find specialized contractors, such as: plumbers, electricians, masons and more.
They have specific certification and the general contractor is regularly the one who hires them.
The General Contractor is highly regulated.
It is overseen by the Régie du Bâtiment du Québec (R.B.Q.) These issue the license. To have the license and be a company in good standing, the company must:
- Pass a comprehensive skills exam
- Have liability insurance
- Display their license number on all company documents
- Hold tax numbers (TPS-TVQ)
- Be in good standing with both governments
- Justify their judicial and legal history
- Pay their contributions annually to the R.B.Q
- Have a deposit of $ 20,000 or more (Depending on the size of the projects)
We strongly recommend that you do your research before hiring a contractor. Make sure it is in good standing.
It is important to shop around for your contractor when you want to undertake construction or renovation work. Costs spent are always best spent with a trusted company.
It's tempting to go for the cheapest one, but it's a common mistake that many people make and very often find themselves disappointed.
Quality work is important because renovation and construction projects are very demanding. It is therefore first-rate to do this only once.
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