When you are searching for a general contractor that offers remodeling services, it is important that you feel comfortable with the team. There are many general contractors out there and even more who are considered a handyman service. We advise you to be aware of what you are looking for in a contractor before you reach out to get estimates.
There are four different types of contractors
There is a clear difference between a handyman services and a general contractor. While there are definitely handyman services who offer skilled labor, they are generally skilled in one trade and have general knowledge in the rest of the trades. When you speak with a handyman, you are NOT speaking with a licensed general contractor.
Specialized contractors have licensed in their specific trade. An example of a specialized contractor is a licensed plumber, framer, or licensed tile-setters. Generally specialized contractors work as sub-contractors for larger general contractors. Or, they may work for themselves which means they contract directly with the homeowner.
Self-Performing General Contractors
There are some general contractors who work for themselves. They are generally more skilled than a handyman. These general contractors are licensed to perform all trades in construction, but they are not specialized in any one trade. Have you ever heard of the term “Jack of all trades, master of none”? This generally applies to a self-performing general contractor.
General contractors who are hired to complete room additions, design build, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and multiple-room remodeling manage the construction process and employ specialized trades (either in-house or by sub-contracting) to complete the project. These general contractors ensure that each trade is handled by an appropriately licensed contractor. This ensures your electrical work is not installed by someone who’s specialty is tile-setting or window installation.
Classic Home Improvements
Classic Home Improvements, located in Escondido, CA is a local remodeling company offering the following construction and remodeling services with specialized trade partners:
- Room Additions
- Kitchen Remodeling
- Bathroom Remodeling
- Design Build Services
- Whole House Remodeling
- Whole House Remodeling
Feel free to click on any of the services above to see pictures of projects completed by this remodeling company.
For a free consultation, feel free to call us at 858-224-7373 or CLICK HERE to have us contact you to schedule an appointment!