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March 9, 2022

4 Reasons to Hire A General Contractor

As a property manager, the time will come when one of your properties needs a substantial facelift. Whether it is due to weather, general wear and tear, or damage, it is always important to consult professionals before you begin any major project on your property. 


Unless you are a construction pro, bringing in outside contractors to assist you in a large project will help to ensure the job gets done smoothly. If you are on the fence about hiring a general contractor, let's take a look at some of the reasons we would suggest doing it. 


In this blog we will be going over the top reasons why hiring a general contractor for your property improvements is important, so you can have a full understanding of the impact the right contractor can make on your project.


Experience

General contractors have the necessary experience to give you peace of mind that the job will get done right. Although every building is different, the right contractor will have experience with a variety of different projects and should be able to handle any issues that come up for you as well. 


Experience is very important when it comes to major property improvements since without it you may find yourself lost when a problem comes up, wasting your time and money.


Saves You Money on Materials

Since most contractors have been operating for some time, they have established connections with distributors of the materials you will need for your project. This means they are able to get discounts on many items and also get the materials quickly. 


Also, since contractors purchase large amounts of material throughout the year, they are able to take advantage of volume pricing from distributors. The cost savings you will be able to enjoy by hiring a contractor can then be used elsewhere in the project. For example, you could get nicer appliances with the money saved from your contractor's efforts. 


Connection to Vendors 

Having the right vendors working on your project is essential for the project to run smoothly. The last thing you want are vendors that don't do a good job or take forever to get the job done. This costs you time and money and can have a real impact on the budget of the project. 


Luckily, general contractors have a good relationship with many different vendors who do a variety of different things. This is because many contractors find quality vendors and then use them for the majority of their projects. This will help give you some peace of mind since you know the vendors working on your project have done great work before, and that your house is in good hands. 


Peace of Mind

A major project on one of your properties can be a very stressful situation. There are a lot of moving parts and seemingly a lot of different things that could go wrong. However, if you have the right contractor in charge of the project, it will make a big difference in your stress levels throughout the project. You won't have to worry about major mistakes, inadequate vendors, expensive supplies, and much more.


Also, contractors know the building code for your area inside and out since they work with it every day. So you know that you won't have any unexpected issues rise up due to things not being up to code. This will not only save you time and money since the job will get right the first time, but it will also keep your stress levels down while the project is ongoing. 



How to Pick the Right Contractor For You

Now that you know all the benefits a contractor can bring to your project, it is time to pick one out. This can be a very confusing and stressful process due to the impact the contractor will have on the success of the project. 


The first thing you want to do is look for contractors that have experience similar to the project you need them for. This will ensure they have the right knowledge to guide you through the process, and will also have the experience to deal with any problems that come up. 


Once you have picked someone out, it is important to take a look at their references to see the quality of their work, as well as the quality of their character. Renovations or projects that require a contractor tend to be expensive, and with that much money on the line, you want someone you can trust. 


If previous clients of theirs have said they tend to overcharge or do subpar work, you know they are not the right contractor for you. A strong track record of successful jobs completed on or below budget is what you are looking for since the past tends to predict the future. 

Feature Vendors

For over 20 years, Sunrise Construction has been providing quality work and services to homeowners, property managers, commercial properties, insurance and restoration companies throughout the GTA.Sunrise proudly enjoys a positive reputation in Burlington and surrounding areas among our customers, realtors and affiliated speciality trade partners. Choosing Sunrise means you are choosing a company backed by years of experience with a positive reputation earned over time. From repairs to renovations one call will do it all!

Eco Property Services for all your property needs.  Specializing in all interior and exterior property services.  With our in house team of experts, we work closely with Engineers and Trades to complete all projects big and small.  Exterior work includes: Roofing, Waterprooofing, Interlock, Concrete, Asphalt, and Seasonal Property Maintenance.  Interior work includes: Complete Renovations; including: Drywall, Painting, Tiling, and Hardwood Flooring.Serving Toronto and surrounding area, including Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton and Burlington.

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Prostar has been offering consistently reliable services of the highest quality to customers throughout the Lower Mainland since 1997. We specialize in commercial and large residential projects such as strata and co-op buildings, high-rise and low-rise apartment buildings, office buildings and shopping malls as well as many of our finest local Hotels.We are pleased to offer references from many of our satisfied customers among the various government agencies, major Hotels, school boards, property management companies, co-op and strata corporations operating in our area. Prostar is a member of the Better Business Bureau, Recommended Trade Supplier and Associate Member of BCAOMA (BC Apartment Owners and Managers Association), member of PDCA (Painting and Decorating Contractors of America), Associated Business Member of CHOA (Condominium Home Owners Association), and is fully bonded and insured with five million dollars of liability insurance and WCB coverage.

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Located in the Greater Toronto Area, we are a registered Ontario Corporation with a team of highly qualified professionals that posses over 17 years of experience as General Contractors. We provide the highest quality services and solutions for all common areas of multiunit residential and commercial buildings. We also specialize in custom indoor and outdoor renovation services.Our team of professionals are friendly and experienced in project management and guaranteed timely, cost effective and quality work. All of our team members are non-union WSIB insured workers. We only employ experts in the fields to deliver the highest quality of work from start to finish. We are efficient in addressing the specific needs of each job and are eager to share our expert advice. At Desa Contracting Inc., we believe no job is too big or too small.

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Our many years of experience with restoration projects as a restoration company has been extensive with building restoration of heritage buildings. We take care with our restoration projects and are happy to work with property managers or insurance companies on various jobs, such as, burst pipes, water damage restoration, stone repair, repairing cracks, envelope restoration, concrete cracks, and more. Please contact our customer service to book an appointment or to learn more about our full service, quality restoration services.

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JCON Caulking and Building Envelope LTD is a Calgary, Alberta based company serving Calgary and area. Our company provides a wide range of general contracting services ranging from installation of window and doors, building envelope repair, caulking, waterproofing and fire stopping. We also perform maintenance as well as new installation of sealants to parkades, concrete slabs, window frames to substrate (stucco, brick, etc), masonry control joints and tilt up precast. We specialize in high-rise, commercial and light industrial buildings. JCON Caulking and Building Envelope LTD is licensed, fully insured, has WCB coverage and a safety program in place.All our tradesmen are certified, skilled, and experienced in their field of work.

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