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Old 08-20-2010, 11:18 PM   #16
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Ah, I was thinking you meant DIY by contracting
You mean hiring people....being the GC
Yes Scuba, I would be contracting out all of it. I may still do another basement though.

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Is this the current house....or are you moving ?
Or a 2nd house you own

I can't understand why anyone would be required to get a license to hire people to work on their own house ?
I had my addition foundation dug, poured - was looking at hiring people to frame it
I was never required to get any sort of license
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Is this the current house....or are you moving ?
Or a 2nd house you own

I can't understand why anyone would be required to get a license to hire people to work on their own house ?
I had my addition foundation dug, poured - was looking at hiring people to frame it
I was never required to get any sort of license
We are thinking of selling in the spring and buying a small bungalow in the same area where we are, and gutting and putting a second storey on.

Yes, Scuba, I agree with you on the license situation. At some point or other I think we all hire someone to do some work on our homes.
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Its certainly not a requirement to get a GC, but I can definately understand why a bank would want a competent and licensed project manager before forking over thier money. If you do it yourself, that is exactly what you will be, a project manager. If you are working with your own savings on a home you own outright, that takes much of the timetabl pressure off, but time is still money. you've got to weight the pros and cons like anything else. Good luck with it. you should do fine if you think everything through ahead of time.
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LULIMET..

." He got great deals because he knew the people who did the work for him

because he worked with them on different projects."


That's a good point as you may not get taken as seriously as you would as

someone in the trades or a GC who could throw more work there way in the future.

I know a GC and have been told of some of the discounts

he get for fireplaces, cabinets, countertops ect. all in the hope for future business.

The average one shot GC would never come close to that , this economy may change that a bit.

Can anyone tell that I'm ticked off that my plasterer who said he was going

to start first thing Thursday didn't show until Friday afternoon & just to drop off his trailer.

I know his work ( quality ) so I just called & said I would appreciate a heads up.

A little common courtesy goes a long way in my book.

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