Whether you're starting a new remodeling or construction project, it's easy to want to opt-in for the DIY route. Many property owners presume that they'll save more in the long run when they handle the legwork themselves. However, when you forego hiring a professional, you can run into costly issues and a lot of headaches. Hiring a general contractor can bring you many benefits on your next project, so let's dive right in.

1. A General Contractor Provides a Single Point of Communications

A general contractor helps with every aspect of the project from start to finish. Because they're experts in different construction fields, they can provide helpful advice in both design and execution. They can create a solid game plan based on your space limitations and functional needs. When starting any project that requires multiple subcontractors, having a single point of communication is crucial. A contractor is the axis of your project, and they can provide helpful status updates and feedback and make sure the project meets the deadline.

If you want to make sure that your project is under control at all times, a general contractor is essential.

2. A General Contractor Gives You Peace of Mind

By having a single person handle supervision throughout your project, you'll find yourself considerably less stressed. Having a single person communicate with workers and vendors can be a blessing. Even if you have prior experience in construction, having a contractor handle the headaches for you can be a welcome relief when something unexpected arises within the project.

3. Let Your Contractor Manage Your Project with Ease

A general contractor has the perfect bird's eye view of any project, from hiring and directing subcontractors and managing material deliveries. Their experience can even provide you with the option of even taking minor improvisations within your project if the chance arises. Further, no matter how complex the project is, a general contractor will ensure the project gets done on time.

4. Save Money on Your Next Construction Project

Every property owner must face certain budgetary questions when dealing with their next project.

  • Which materials should I pick?
  • Which vendor is best?
  • When should I go for the more expensive option
  • Where can I save money?
  • Which equipment is best for the job?

Without industry experience, questions like these can be challenging to answer. However, a contractor has rented equipment and purchased materials in the past. By building a network of connections over time, they can negotiate the right prices for materials from their vendors to get the most out of your budget without sacrificing quality. Whereas your average homeowner is usually limited to picking up materials at the store, a contractor can go straight through to the supplier! They'll know the best way to budget for projects and acquire the proper tools for the job.

5. A Professional Contractor Saves You Time

Depending on the job, a construction project can take a few days. However, large-scale projects can take anything from weeks to months. Worse yet, unforeseen circumstances like lockdowns or bad weather can bring your whole project to a grinding halt. An experienced professional can predict when these issues will strike and take the appropriate precautions. When a project slows down, a contractor can adjust subcontractor's schedules accordingly and manage setbacks. If you're looking to complete a project on time, a contractor is the way to go. They have a strategy for everything and can complete a project without making costly, time-consuming mistakes. A contractor gets the job done once and gets the job done right.

6. Thorough knowledge of Construction Permits and Licensing

Aside from the general steps required in design and construction, most projects require several other responsibilities, such as:

  • Determining zoning regulations
  • Navigating permits
  • Ensuring the building is up to code
  • And more

Not only will a general contractor ensure that your project proceeds smoothly and is up to code, but they can provide many other benefits in ensuring the project moves along without a hitch. Because a contractor holds liability insurance, a property owner won't be liable if there's a site accident. Further, any costly medical bills will already be handled. If your property is damaged during a remodeling project, the insurance covers the repairs. Although a professional is proactive about avoiding mistakes, accidents can happen. You can rest easy knowing that any setbacks won't come out of your wallet. 

7. Design Services and Construction Experience

If you have an idea of what you want your project to look like but have trouble articulating it, a contractor is perfect for fleshing out your idea. They can ask you carefully directed questions to hone in on your intentions and grasp what you want for your project. You won't have to worry about them using heavy technical industry jargon. They can make communication and collaboration as simple as possible. Once they have an idea for how you'd like to proceed, they can draw from their extensive experience to propose ideas. Whether you're looking to re-work the layout of your home or just a single room, a contractor can bring your vision to life.

8. Boost Your Property's Value with a Contractor

A home can be one of the most expensive purchases a person will make in their lifetime. When you invest in a professional contractor, you're investing in your home, as well. Whether they're building your home from the ground up or managing significant remodeling, you're ensuring that your property is built to last and stands the test of time. Even by something simple like renovating your bathroom or kitchen, you're immediately boosting your property's value. At the end of the day, a general contractor pays dividends.

Call YCI INC. for a General Contractor You Can Rely On

If you're in the Newport News area and are looking for a general contractor for your next project, YCI INC. can help you. Just give us a call and let us know what you need. We can handle any project, big or small, and have years of experience helping clients make their visions a reality.

Call (757) 871-8691 and let us know what we can do for you.