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You might hire a general contractor to:

  • Create and manage construction projects
  • Communicate project details with clients and building staff

  • Provide all resources necessary for project completion, such as contractors, equipment rentals, and vendors

  • Ensure adherence to proper cleanup and safety procedures
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Strong project management skills
Official contractor license relevant to region
Expert understanding of construction services and processes
Problem-solving skills
Clear verbal communication skills
Experience sourcing and hiring subcontractors, vendors, and laborers
Knowledge of construction equipment and tools
Ability to multitask under pressure