A good general contractor possesses the resources and expertise to be entirely responsible for construction projects. By deciding on a licensed general contractor, you protect your investment and distance yourself from risk and liability. California requires that any work with a value of more than $500.00 performed on your home be performed by a licensed contractor. A good licensed contractor should accomplish the work conforming to code, on budget, and on schedule. They should carry a valid California Contractor’s License and have both current commercial general-liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance. NEVER hire a contractor who does not possess all three of these critical elements. You can check all these criteria at the Contractors State License Board’s website (https://www.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/CheckLicense.aspx). Your contractor should be experienced and should have good references which they are happy to share with you.
What is a general contractor?
General contractors manage construction, renovation, or remodeling projects of any classification. A general contractor should be experienced and educated in all aspects and trades associated with construction. They may perform many tasks in-house, such as framing or trim work, while hiring specialty trade subcontractors for plumbing or roofing. Since remodeling jobs usually include many specialized areas, the general contractor functions as a project head who oversees the entire operation. What may appear to be a limited remodeling project can involve a wide array of skills and expertise. Most remodeling jobs contain work which should only be performed by licensed specialty contractors.
What is a remodeling contractor?
A remodeling contractor refers to a subset of general contractors. The majority of remodeling contractors are in fact general contractors who specialize in remodeling of residences and/or commercial spaces. There is no discrete license category for remodeling contractors, so you should verify that they are in fact licensed general contractors.
Remodeling contractors are suitably trained to modify or add to an existing structure. S. A. Baxter, Inc., for example, has been remodeling and building additions since 1999.
At S. A. Baxter, Inc., General Contractor San Francisco, we focus on residential remodeling guided by the priorities of our valuable clients. Since our inception in 1999, we have built solid relationships with over 350 Bay Area homeowners with the able support of our talented crew and our partners in design, architecture, and trade subcontractors. We specialize in helping our clients find innovative remodeling solutions that emphasize what’s important to them.
Our core philosophy for these last twenty-two years has been the unique commitment to enabling homeowners to make absolutely sure they get the most out of their remodeling investment.
We have also built a solid reputation for transparency, integrity, and consistent quality of workmanship. Learn more about us, read our glowing reviews, and contact us from our website at https://sabaxterbuilders.com. Let us show you how to take the stress and uncertainty out of your remodel!Back to Blog