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Are you a homeowner with a home improvement project, remodel, or new build? You will want consider the services of an experienced home contractor in Chicago. Whether you need a building contractor, or a home improvement contractor to update your house, you should understand how the General Contractor will manage your project.

This includes managing and hiring subcontractors, pulling building permits on your behalf, and keeping your project on time and on budget.

Any resident of the Windy City looking to remodel their home or apartment should seriously consider the use of a residential contractor to help them in the process. In fact, for a project of any reasonable size, it is essential to hire a good building contractor to execute the project.

While this professionals will certainly add to the cost of the project, they can also significantly reduce the final cost by utilizing their expertise and experience to minimize wasted effort and materials. Here are a few things to know when deciding on which home contractor to hire:

In the Chicago area, residential contracting companies more commonly known as as GCs –- are routinely used to oversee a home or apartment remodeling project. Generally they are given complete control over the actual construction aspect of the project once the plans are finalized by the homeowner. In short, the GC is given the set of finalized plans and then asked to turn them into reality.

This responsibility usually brings with it a number of specific duties. In particular, a licensed GC will start by ordering the necessary materials and also hire the various subcontractors who will be needed to complete the job. In addition, the a building contractor will arrange for collecting payments from the homeowner and disbursing them to both the vendors and the subcontractors.

Finally, the GC will interact with the local building authorities to ensure that all permitting and inspection of the work is done in a timely manner. A second, equally important aspect of the home contractor’s role is to act as an intermediary between the project owner and the subcontractors.

This GC/client interaction takes place at two primary times – when the project needs to be inspected for quality control purposes and when the owner decides to make a change in the original plans. Instead of directly communicating their issues or desires to the subcontractors, the owner will contact the GC who will then convey the information the subcontractors.

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Chicago building contractors oversee the project from start to finish


Once the Chicago home or apartment owner makes their final decisions as to the layout, the appliances and the materials, a building contractor will take total over control over the construction portion of the project. To begin, they will develop and submit a budget to the project owner for approval. Once the budget is established, the contractor will start the project.

As already mentioned, they will order the necessary materials and find the appropriate subcontractor. In addition, they will coordinate the activities of the people involved in the project and deal with all of the details. It is not a small task but one that an experienced GC can do with little trouble.

When the project nears completion, the residential contractor will perform a final walkthrough with homeowner. At this time a “punch list” is created. This document is an itemization of all the minor problems associated with the project. It is now the responsibility of the building contractor to have the subcontractors resolve these issues before the final payment is made by the home owner.

A few weeks later, you should expect your Chicago area residential contractor to follow-up on the completed project to ensure that the homeowner is completely satisfied with the work.

Illinois Licensing of Residential Contractors


The State of Illinois has fairly stringent regulations on the books for the licensing of residential contractors. For this reason, it should really only take a few phone calls to verify a contractor’s government approved credentials. In addition, a homeowner should also check the local references provided by the contractor.

This last task often involves more than just a hone call. If possible, ask the other homeowner if you can stop by and examine the work for yourself. You will gain a wealth of information about the contractor if you take the time to complete this step of the