When it comes to performing construction work, there are usually two roles: contractor and subcontractor. Working as one or the other has its own advantages and disadvantages.
At AHS Construction Inc. we are patio construction contractors and we want to explain the difference between contracting a service with us or with a subcontracting agent and which is the best option for you.
What is a contractor ?
A contractor is someone who oversees a construction project. Being a contractor is similar to running your own business. As outdoor patio contractors, AHS Construction Inc. negotiates contracts with clients, making sure the job is completed.
What is a subcontractor?
A subcontractor is someone who receives his or her work from a contractor. Instead of going out to find clients on their own, subcontractors work with contractors to handle part of their jobs. Subcontractors usually have a specific skill set and are matched with contractors who need those skills.
Subcontractor vs. contractor
To better illustrate the difference between a contractor and a subcontractor, it is helpful to see how they compare in a few key areas:
Type of Work: Contractors primarily perform the management work, while the subcontractor handles the physical work.
Responsibilities: Contractors are responsible for finding clients and hiring trusted subcontractors. These subcontractors are responsible for completing the assigned contract successfully and on time.
Skills: Both contractors and subcontractors are usually experts in projects such as concrete patio construction. However, subcontractors tend to have more specialized skills in some areas (plumbing, electrical, etc.), while contractors are responsible for overall project and management (design, legal, etc.).
Benefits of being a contractor
Here are some of the benefits and advantages you can expect when working as a contractor:
Choose your own work schedule
As a contractor, you get to choose your work hours. Although you have to tailor your schedule to your clients' available hours, you usually have the option to turn down what doesn't fit your schedule.
Choose the clients you work with
Contractors can also choose which clients to work with. If a client was pleasant to work with in the past and paid on time, the contractor can choose to work with them again. Contractors can also choose what type of work they want to do and where they want to work.
Set your own rates
Perhaps the biggest advantage of being a contractor versus a subcontractor is the ability to set the rates. Contractors can decide how much they want to charge for a particular job. This helps determine the profit they generate, even if they hire subcontractors.
At AHS Construction Inc. we are patio and deck builders. Our 20 years of experience working for customers in Round Rock, Texas has earned us the title of the best patio remodeling company in the area.
With us you will have nothing to worry about. We have: good quality equipment, contacts with building material suppliers, qualified personnel and a friendly work environment.
You can visit our website }https://www.ahsconstruction.com/ and take a look at our latest projects. You can also schedule an appointment with our team at 512-246-8670 to get a quote for your new project.Patio Cover Contractors Pflugerville