What are Subcontractors and Why are they a Good Thing?

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Sometimes our clients ask us why we hire subcontractors. It’s a reasonable question, as there are a lot of one-man shows that claim to be able to do all the work themselves. While there may be a few unicorns out there, it is certainly the norm within the building industry to hire subcontractors (or “subs”) for certain aspects of a job. Namely subcontractors are used for: plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and other specialty professions, and they’re used for good reason. The work subcontractors do is technical and requires precise execution. At Model Remodel, we have a trusted lineup of subcontractors we reach out to when these needs arise, and we have a strict vetting process that ensures they meet our company’s high standards and yours. We’ll share with you our reasoning for using subcontractors and how to make sure your contractor is vetting their workforce thoroughly. [Read more…]