Diving Deeper into DESCCO: Frequently Asked Questions Part 1

Here at DESCCO Design and Construction, we often get asked a lot of different questions surrounding the general contractor services we offer throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. For your benefit, we’re diving a little bit deeper into DESCCO general contracting, what it is, and what you can expect from the experienced professionals that make up our team.

What Does a General Contractor Do?

A general contractor is usually for number one authority on building projects, renovations and remodels for any commercial enterprise or business. They are responsible for the day-to-day operation and oversight of a given project and its construction site, the management of vendors and trades, and the seamless transfer of information to all involved parties, including the client.

The general contractor is a construction manager hired by the client, they are responsible for the overall coordination of a building project. On occasion, a general contractor can also act as a building designer or the foreman of a construction crew.

General contractors are responsible for providing all the material, labor, equipment (like engineering vehicles and tools), and services necessary for adequate completion of a construction project that the client requested.

Often, a general contractor will hire highly-specialized subcontractors (like drywallers, floorers, and roofers) to ensure a project is completed exactly as designed. When using subcontractors, the general contractor ensures that the quality of work is up to ideal standards.

Other responsibilities of the general contractor may include applying for building permits, advising the client, securing construction property, providing temporary site utilities, managing personnel, surveying and engineering, disposal and recycling of construction waste, monitoring scheduling and cash flow, and maintaining accurate construction records.

Why Should I Hire a General Contractor From DESCCO?

The number one priority of a high-quality general contractor is safety on the jobsite and the accuracy of project completion as it pertains to the client’s original vision.

At DESCCO, our general contractors have decades of experience in satisfactory construction project completion, and we will always go above and beyond to ensure that your project is not only completely as safely and efficiently as possible, but that it is also built to meet the exact standards and needs of your business.

The general contractors at DESCCO can bring the peace of mind that comes with staunch professionalism as they handle your project and allow you to seamlessly manage your business. Our experts have the project management expertise and understand the industry standards. We are always reliable.

Technical Expertise: Top 6 Skills to Expect From Your General Contractor

Strong Management Ability – Every general contractor worth their salt will possess an uncanny ability to facilitate and manage the many moving arms of any given project. Every large-scale project involves a wide range of tradespeople who need to be able to stay on the same page. The professional general contractors at DESCCO are experts and project management, and will ensure that nothing falls through the cracks when it comes to your project.

Strong Communication – In order to successfully lead a construction project, a general contractor must possess sharp communication skills. This includes crystal clear communication with the client, subcontractors, designers, and anyone else involved with the project. The experts at DESCCO prioritize clear, direct, and honest communication each and every time.

Foundational Network Development – A well-versed general contractor should have the ability to bring together the best possible team for your exact project specifications. The established general contractors at DESCO do this by relying on their incredible relationships with prolific tradespeople across the industry, ensuring you always have the most experienced and respected team working on your job.

Equipment, Computer, and Software Expertise – In today’s modern age, a successful general contractor must have the ability to understand and operate digital, computer-powered construction tools throughout the planning, design, and construction stages of your project. At DESCCO, our contractors recognize the value of emerging technologies, and we always make a concerted effort to incorporate their use into our everyday job.

Creative and Efficient Problem-Solving – The success of a commercial construction project will depend largely on how well its general contractor is able to think on their feet to resolve any unforeseen problems that may occur of the course of the job. The experienced contractors at DESCCO will always protect the interests of the client with well-developed action plans, ensuring that any unwanted surprises are in fact no surprise at all.

Profound Fulfillment of Legal Obligations – Front he very beginning, a general contractor must have the ability to work closely with local, state, and federal agencies that serve to regulate the construction industry with on-site safety planning, ADA compliance, and uniform construction codes. At DESCCO, our staff has years of experience in this field and excellent relationships with all agencies, meaning we’ll handle all the paperwork without any snags, delays, or hold-ups.

No matter what your commercial interests, hiring a general contractor is one of the most important decisions you will make. We believe that the more you know, the better prepared you are to hire with confidence. DESCCO Design and Construction is always ready to deliver premier commercial construction skills to your job. Contact us today, to learn how you can start constructing the building of your dreams as soon as possible.