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The Pros and Cons of Hiring a General Contractor
19 September 2018

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a General Contractor

If you're remodeling your home, you might consider hiring a general contractor. While general contractors take the pressure off homeowners, if you're installing natural or engineered stone products in the home make sure you choose wisely. Check out this list of pros and cons to determine the best choice for your home remodeling project.

Pros of a General Contractor

  • Depending on the scope of the project, hiring a general contractor saves you a considerable amount of time.
  • You have the peace of mind knowing that this person has the resources and tools to keep your remodeling job moving forward.
  • They keep your project on track to save you time as well as frustration that comes from dealing with delays and other issues that inevitably pop up.
  • When it comes to installing stone in your home, no matter how small the amount, you want to know that you're getting the best product for your budget without sacrificing quality.
  • General contractors who work with engineered and natural stone products have the knowledge to guide you in the right direction toward a product and purchase you'll be pleased with for many years to come.
  • Good general contractors value quality.
  • You know from the get-go that you'll get quality stone installation for kitchen and bathroom countertops.
  • General contractors perform jobs in bulk so they can negotiate rates on products and prices from vendors.

Cons of a General Contractor

  • The major drawback of hiring a general contractor is that you pay for these services.
  • They add an up-charge on all services they provide.
  • You will still need to set up meetings and schedule inspection for yourself.
  • Contractors cannot do everything. You may still need to coordinate some vendors such as to help prep an area.

Regardless if you choose to hire a general contractor, make sure you choose quality stone material for all your stone projects. At Francini Inc., we have the largest selection of slab and tile stone products. Work with us to guarantee a quality product that lasts.


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