General Contractor Services in Winston Salem & Greensboro
You never know what North Carolina weather will bring. Sudden windstorms will topple trees. Torrential rains will cause flooding.
So when the weather starts rudely intruding into your home, who do you call?
Remodeling and new construction projects can be daunting.
Hiring a skilled general contractor can alleviate that stress, making everything from the planning to the execution straightforward.
Construction projects have a lot of moving parts, phases that need to be considered, and often things like permits and other authorization needed to progress.
Even with the most meticulously laid plans unexpected things can arise, and knowing how to deal with them can prevent hangups that can derail the project.
The Benefits of Hiring a General Contractor
Benefit #1: Leverage expertise from a large network of Winston-Salem subcontractors
Finding the right people for the job isn’t easy, especially for renovation you haven’t done before. General contractors have reliable teams of people they call on regularly, folks they wouldn’t bring into the project if they weren’t confident in their integrity and skills. Rather than taking a chance on an unknown, you’ll be benefiting from the relationships your GC has.
Benefit #2: Professional insurance that covers any accidents or mistakes
Getting knee deep in a big renovation means accidents can happen. Having that cousin or good friend that’s sure they can help you handle it is great and all, but what if someone gets hurt during the job? Another advantage of hiring a general contractor is that they carry liability insurance, which gives everyone involved peace of mind.
Benefit #3: The ultimate convenience of knowing someone ELSE is dealing with all the headaches and frustrations of permits, lags in supplies, and contractor communication
If you’re starting a big project that involves several different professionals, that can be a lot of phone calls and moving parts to keep track of. Not to mention that if one contractor falls behind, is late, or has an issue with materials it may hang up other contractors who are not in the loop. Using a general contractor means you have one primary point of contact, and this person keeps you informed of everything going on and makes sure things stay on deadline.
Benefit #4: Access lower wholesale prices on supplies
When you have to source your own supplies and materials you’re paying full retail price. General contractors often have partnerships or relationships with supply companies and other builders, which allow them to quite often acquire supplies more affordably. Not to mention that when there are a variety of brands and options available, your GC will know which ones are the best for the job and choose appropriately.
Benefit #5: Avoid permitting mistakes that lead to expensive fines and delays
Construction, additions, and major changes to property often involves permits and other regulatory steps. If you don’t obtain the proper paperwork and permissions along the way, you could be looking at fines or even having the project shut down midway through until things are put in order. Once again, a GC will know ahead of time what the project will require and will ensure everything is handled for you.
Common Concerns about Hiring a General Contractor
I’ve heard horror stories from my friends. How do I know a General Contractor is trustworthy?
A trustworthy General Contractor will be able to answer your questions swiftly and clearly. They will also be knowledgable about the specific neighborhood that you live in.
We recommend that you call any contractor that you may be interested in hiring and ask them very specific questions about your project. Their confidence (not bravado but actual detailed knowledge) should tell you if this person will be able to handle your project well.
Be sure to ask the following questions:
- Are you licensed?
- Are you insured?
- How long have you been in business?
- Do you have past clients that I could call?
How do I find reliable reviews about General Contractors in Winston-Salem?
You can certainly do a Google search and read Google reviews about General Contractors in your area – but you may miss some crucial information about those contractors.
Other solid places to check for reviews of a recommended contractor are:
It’s important to note that all review websites can be swayed by the owners of a business and their marketing team. So a bunch of good reviews doesn’t necessarily mean the General Contractor will be the best option for you.
Remember: a great contractor is more interested in doing an exceptional job for their clients than having the biggest clout online.
What Sets A-1 Renovation Apart from Other Winston-Salem General Contractors?
A-1 Renovation has been a trusted resource for both home and commercial renovation in Winston Salem, NC for over 20 years.
We’re licensed, insured, and fully committed to detailed project management. We work throughout the Triad, from Clemmons to Advance to Greensboro NC.
For Winston Salem homeowners, we can handle your:
- Bathroom remodel
- Kitchen remodel
- Basement remodel
- Home additions
- Other home improvement projects
Our specialty is in project management. Our extensive experience allows us to anticipate snags and timelines, simplifying the moving parts and making it far easier to finish on time and affordably.
We save homeowners and business owners money by creating efficient work flows and by foreseeing potential challenges that may have otherwise led to surprise expenses.
Our breadth of completed projects means we’ve seen all kinds of jobs, and have trained extensively with tools that allow us to handle things (like metal surface restoration) that require a specialist.
Make sure to give us a call whenever your Winston Salem home needs a repair or upgrade.
Your dream home is only a call away!