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Who’s who in Homebuilding?

BUILDER OF GENERAL CONTRACTOR

The buck stops with him or her in construction projects. The GC secures bids for all work and materials: hires, coordinate and oversees subcontractors, files for permits and arranges for inspections, and generally makes the final decisions in all construction-related matters.

BUILDING INSPECTOR

One or more local officials who oversees and regulate every phase of residential construction.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

The general contractor’s right hand man. Owner-builders should consider hiring a qualified manager to help plan organize.

OWNER BUILDER

That’s you. An individual or family who finances and manages a homebuilding project with the intention of retaining ownership and residing in the home after completion.

SUBCONTRACTOR

A specialist who undertakes responsibility for one phase or trade within the project and reports to the general contractor. In a typical homebuilding project subcontractors generally include: an excavation contractor who digs foundations and grades the site, masonry contractor who handles all concrete, block, brickwork and paving, a framing contractor, a roofing contractor, a heating, a plumbing, an electrical , drywall installers, finish carpenters.

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