There are different times when managing internally or hiring a general contractor (GC) makes the most sense. We know these scenarios well because we have been working on customer-led, Kraun-led, and general contractor-led projects for almost three decades!
While acting as your own general contractor might seem like a good way to save time and money, this is recommended only under a few circumstances. If you try to manage a complex project yourself, it can result in increased costs and significant delays.
Hiring a general contractor can reduce the stress of a construction project and ensure the appropriate expertise is in place. If your project scope focuses on one type of trade, it may be possible to use the expertise of a specialized contractor as the prime contractor for your project.
So what should you do? This blog intends to help you make the project management decision by explaining the different scenarios and identifying when hiring a general contractor adds the most value.