Q. Why do I need a General Contractor (GC)?
A. You have a dream project, but you need help to make it a reality. A GC is your project partner and manager. GC’s work with the architect and designers (if any), assist in the permitting and planning stages, manage the jobsite, coordinate whether work can be self-performed or sub-contracted (based on licensing/expertise), line up the necessary sub-contractors, and make sure all work is performed properly and in a timely manner.
A GC’s job is to execute your plan and make sure your project comes to life exactly as you envision it, without the stress and worry that coordinating everything yourself can bring.
Q. Why can’t I just hire a plumber for my bathroom remodel?
A. This question is common – but plumbing is just one important piece of a bathroom remodel. Here’s a quick list: design, demo, plumbing, electrical, tile, millwork, countertops, mirrors, glass doors/enclosures, drywall, paint, and more. A GC can coordinate all of this for you, so none of these important steps are missed.
Q. Why do I need a licensed contractor?
A. Customers utilizing a licensed contractor are afforded protections not available to those who use unlicensed contractors. The AZ Registrar of Contractors estimates that customers lose countless dollars by contracting with unlicensed companies and individuals. Being licensed means a company has passed a background check, business & skills testing, and that complaints are monitored for customers’ protection. Residential customers also have access to the Residential Contractors Recovery Fund in the event it is needed.
Q. Why can’t I do the job myself?
A. Of course, some customers can complete certain jobs themselves, especially those with trade experience. But as projects become more involved, complications can arise involving trade areas in which the customer is not up to speed with code, regulations or products/procedures necessary to complete the job properly. If you think you may be biting off more than you can chew, hire a contractor!
Sunbird General Contracting is locally owned by the husband and wife team of Mike and Paula Meskimen. Sunbird has been in business in the valley for over 10 years. They focus on quality workmanship, creativity and innovation, safe work practices and, above all, customer satisfaction. “We love our work, and we are proud that most of our projects are the result of referrals from satisfied customers.”