Select Your Next Contractor
What is your first step in hiring a commercial contractor? Typing “commercial contractors” into Google and picking the first site you see? While that may help you find you a contractor, it’s important to find the right contractor for you and your project.
Your actual first step when looking for a commercial contractor is to know what they do. Seems pretty obvious, right? A
s the name suggests, a commercial contractor is a general contractor who specializes in commercial construction. However, unlike a residential contractor, a commercial builder works on projects such as builds and remodels of schools, corporate offices, restaurants, retail buildings and more.
Based on the needs of the project, a contractor will oversee all stages of construction sometimes including:
- supply purchases
- building codes adherence
- zoning regulations
In many cases of commercial construction projects, the answer to this question is simple: yes, depending on your scope of work. By law, most construction projects, commercial and residential, require some form of contracting licensing which is obtained from proven skills. While the skills needed may not necessarily include design and supplies, most jurisdictions will require an obtained building permit in order to begin construction and a certificate of occupancy upon completion of the permit to open your business. This is one of the many ways having a general building contractor will come in handy.