Frequently Asked Questions About General Contractors

Author: McKeen Construction | | Categories: Construction Services , General Contracting Company , General Contractor

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To clear your confusion and arm you with the information you need to make the right decision, McKeen Construction has answered some of the most frequently asked questions about residential construction and General Contractors like us. These answers are based on our personal experience so that you have first-hand information to ensure your home always looks spectacular.

1. What is the difference between a general contractor and a regular contractor?
The main difference between a regular contractor and a general contractor is general contractors offer a larger scope, whereas regular contractors typically are single-trade specific. A “general” contractor refers to a contractor in charge of hiring subcontractors and coordinating their work, keeping the job on track for timely and on-budget completion. 

2. What is the role of construction management?
A Construction Manager oversees launching, scheduling, and completing the various tasks and to-dos within an assigned project. For McKeen Construction, our “CM’s” are the first point of contact for our clients once their project starts. They are responsible to turn your vision into reality through efficiently planning and coordinating their jobs, while being ready to “put out fires” wherever necessary.  

3. What is the specific market for jobs you take on?
At McKeen Construction, our expertise is used best in residential, large-scale, main-floor renovations, additions, and basements. We also take on institutional maintenance projects and commercial contracting. Our Construction Management services prove beneficial in these types of jobs based on the large scope of work they require. If your renovation likely needs plumbing, electrical, demolition, framing, flooring, carpentry and beyond, you are best to contact a General Contractor like us!

4. What areas do you service?

We serve clients across Fenwick, Fonthill, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Jordan, Beamsville, Stoney Creek, Ridgeway, Grimsby, Burlington, Lincoln, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Fort Erie, Welland, and the surrounding areas.

If you have any more questions about general contracting services, get in touch with the experts at McKeen Construction. As a leading constructing and general contracting company in Fenwick, Ontario, we are a family business with deep roots in our community and faith. With twenty-plus years of construction and project management experience, we are the best choice for you as we offer excellent residential renovations, commercial contracting, and institutional maintenance services.

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