Individuals who own properties in Manhattan or even New York, in general, may have heard about contractors and subcontractors, especially if they have been involved in one or more construction projects such as the renovation of their houses or just a simple concrete-based repair job. However, not many of us know the difference between concrete subcontractors and commercial concrete contractors in Manhattan; this blog post will shed some light on what differs them from each other.
Key Points Regarding Concrete Contractors
Whenever you require a renovation project or a repair job on your property, whether it is your house or an apartment building that you’ve rented out to tenants, you will have to contact a contractor. Concrete contractors are those who specialize in concrete-based jobs, and as most of the construction work requires concrete in some form, making commercial concrete contractors in Manhattan perfect for almost any kind of small-to-medium scale construction jobs.
These contractors will bring in additional labor to give them a hand if the project is big and diverse, and they may need assistance of other sub-experts such as electricians, plumbers and masons. The client does not have to do any talking to the contacts brought in by the contractor; it is the job of the latter to do so. As an owner, you will be directly in touch with the contractor regarding the rate of progression, materials needed, the time required and budget.
Key Points Regarding Concrete Subcontractors
Where there is a contractor, there is a subcontractor; they are the ones that a contractor brings in to complete a renovation, construction or repair job. While smaller jobs with no intertwining with other areas may be done entirely by the contractor, medium to large jobs require additional assistance from experts of the same area or other areas. The electricians, plumbers and masons which the contractor brings in are actually subcontractors that help the latter in the job. Subcontractors typically help the contractors complete their tasks faster as compared to the latter working alone.
Every construction project requires a sizeable amount of subcontractors to complete the work. Not everyone who works in the project is subcontractors; there are also laborers and general workers. Subcontractors usually experts in their fields; an electrician will oversee everything that pertains to electrical wires and connections, a plumber will deal with everything related to plumbing and water connections whereas a mason will lend expertise on brickwork. A contractor assembles them all together so that the work can be completed faster with better efficiency.
Contractor to Subcontractor
Do keep in mind that the term ‘contractor’ and subcontractor’ are often interchangeable for an individual or a firm that deals with the construction business in New York. A contractor in one project may be acting as a subcontractor in another project and vice-versa. It really depends on who is leading the project and who has hired whom. It is typically the person who hires is called the contractor, whereas the ones that the contractor hires temporarily to work for him are subcontractors.