A general contractor is the main person in charge of overseeing a construction project. If you want to become a general contractor, but you’re not sure where to start, the video offers guidance on becoming one.
Become familiar with the digital world. This will help you communicate faster and better.
Learn to digitally sign documents. Share and send digital plans and videos to your subcontractors. Use Google Drive for this. Going digital will save you a lot of time commuting as you can view ongoing construction projects online.
Planning well will save you from unforeseen problems. Use apps such as Google Docs and Buildertrend to help manage projects. Conduct online meetings with your staff and discuss major problems and solutions for ongoing projects.
Build good relationships with your staff, subcontractors, suppliers, and clients. This will be key to a successful business. As a business owner, make sure you respond to the various people who need your attention.
To become a successful general contractor, make sure all your information is thoroughly organized and easily accessible. Use social media heavily to advertise your business. Being tech-savvy and building good relationships is key to becoming a good general contractor.