Aspire Construction offers a wide range of professional contracting services throughout the state of Utah. Each day our team of experts make the choice to construct superior projects that will exceed client expectations. We’re dedicated to providing quality work you can trust at a fair and competitive price.
Service All Your General Contracting Needs
Aspire Construction is a full-service general contractor with extensive experience building and renovating commercial properties. Whether your commercial space needs minimal renovations to its existing layout or completely new construction, our team has the experience and resources needed to deliver superior results that improve your commercial space.
With the assistance of local architects and suppliers, we are confident there isn’t a concept we can’t build. We’ll also work with you every step of the construction process to develop a high-quality project you’ve only dreamt about.
We build all over the Wasatch Front:
- Salt Lake County
- Utah County
- Davis County
- Salt Lake City
- Park City
- South Jordan
- West Jordan
- American Fork
- Saratoga Springs
- and more
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What is the Role of a General Contractor?
A general contractor is the person responsible for the day-to-day oversight of a construction project. A general contractor working in residential construction will act as the go-to person for the homeowner. If you are looking for a general contractor to work on your remodel, renovation, or new construction, you will need someone who has experience in that area of construction.
A general contractor will also assess the needs of the project, provide bids by evaluating the expected price, and work with the homeowner to figure out the details of what the project will entail. Your general contractor will also be responsible for the entirety of the project, including labor, equipment, permits, and any other construction services. If there is any work that the general contractor can’t perform or needs help with, they will find and hire sub-contractors, as required.
How Do I Deal with a General Contractor?
Dealing with a general contractor requires complete transparency. The best way you can ensure you will efficiently deal with your general contractor is by finding one whose personality works well with yours. You can do this by vetting a few different general contractors before settling on the one you work with on your project. Pricing is also an important factor to consider when dealing with a contractor. You want to stay on budget for your basement finishing project, but choosing a contractor is probably not the place to look at discounts. Cheaper very rarely means better or easier to work with.
It will also help if you take the time needed to talk to a few references and read online reviews before settling on a contractor. There are too many horror stories of homeowners hating their contractors and learning too late that the company has a lousy reputation among past clients. By reading online business reviews and talking with references, you will get a better idea of how a contractor conducts business during a project.
Once you settle on a contractor, set your expectations upfront. Knowing what you expect will help you and your general contractor communicate clearly throughout the project. You will also have the assurance you need to come to them with any problems that come up, referring back to the expectations you made at the beginning of the project.
What Does General Contracting Mean?
General contracting refers to the practice in which general contractors work. Those working in general contracting are responsible for overseeing a construction project and is the prime contact for the commercial or residential property owner. The general contractor is always the direct contractor, but not all contractors work in “general contracting.”
For example, general contractors will oversee sub-contractors. Sub-contractors will work on an individual aspect of the construction project, like installing the plumbing. A general contractor will hire and work with the sub-contractors on any work that they need “subbed out.”
What is a General Contractor License?
Every general contractor must have a valid general contracting license to work. While the requirements vary by state, most general contractors will need a state license to perform work within that state. In Utah, a general contractor must have a license issued by the state for any work that exceeds $3,000. The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing issues the General Building Contractor License (B-100 license) to contractors who meet the following requirements:
· Show proof of insurance
· Provide financial statements
· Have at least two years of relevant work experience within the last ten years
· Pass all necessary business, trade, and law exams
When looking for a general contractor, ask those you are vetting for proof that they are licensed. Not working with a licensed general contractor could put you at risk of having your project stopped in the middle of construction.
You Can Trust
Aspire Construction supervises every step of the general contracting process, from the moment we draft up the design to the last nail in the wall. Whether it’s new construction, home additions, or remodels and renovations, we’ll guide you step-by-step.
Our team of contractors specializes in working honestly and fairly in every general contracting project they handle. No matter the size of your project, we’ll strive to earn your trust by providing honest, quality work through collaborative and efficient teamwork.
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