Construction business
Construction business
How Commercial Contractors Work with Specialized Trade Contractors

A general contractor like Leon Williams Contractors is the starting point for any major commercial construction project. However, we rely on lots of sub-contractors to make sure we meet the needs of any developer or property owner with whom we work on a project.

Many of these are specialized trade contractors, such as plumbers, HVAC technicians, masonry or tile contractors, or glass and glazing contractors. On our commercial construction projects around Knoxville, we have a variety of such contractors with whom we’ve got a good relationship and know we can trust to do quality work for our clients.

But working with specialty contractors can be tricky. It’s always a challenge to bring together multiple companies on one project and make sure that they all understand their duties and expectations, and are compensated properly.

When we get a commercial construction project, we create a scope of work, outlining each part of the project, how it will be done, who will do it, and what materials they will use. We go over this with the client, with our crew members, and with our subcontractors. It’s very important to make sure everyone is on the same page and understands their exact role in each project, so there are no disagreements, or even legal issues, down the road.

It’s also important to work with a subcontractor who is properly licensed and insured. We are careful to keep our licensing and insurance up to date, but if we hire a subcontractor who hasn’t done the same, we could potentially be liable if someone is injured on the job.

Ultimately, it comes down to building good relationships with all the contractors we hire. If everyone is on the same page, we will all work toward the common goal – making the client happy – more efficiently. And that simplifies the building process.

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