At Valley Corporation, we’re well-equipped to take on a wide variety of projects in Omaha and beyond. In some cases, we act as a general contractor when taking on new projects. If you’ve ever wanted to ask “What does a general contractor do?”, we can answer that question. Then we’ll tell you why you should contact us the next time you need help with a commercial project.
What is a General Contractor?
A general contractor is in charge of the project as a whole. Instead of specializing in just one type of work, a general contractor has the skills, management experience, and equipment needed to preside over the entire project.
As you can imagine, this takes a lot of skill and requires a wide base of knowledge. A general contractor may have to:
- Manage subcontractors
- Have complete control over construction
- Search for and hire a diverse range of specialists
- Manage onsite personnel
- Provide materials, labor, equipment, and services
- Apply for building permits
- Provide temporary utilities to the site
- Secure the property
- Acquire bonding and insurance for the job
- Keep accurate records
The top priority of a general contractor, however, is safety on the job site.
It’s also important to note that the general contractor role can be played by an individual or by a company and that a general contractor can be used for both commercial and residential projects.
Types of Training
A general contractor has many responsibilities, so it should not surprise you that a professional who falls into such a role requires a lot of education. Most have a construction management degree or have been certified through a trade schoo .
From there, they likely have years of work history in a variety of construction fields. They have participated in different types of projects. They have played different roles, some of which offer far more responsibility. This experience gives them the generalized knowledge needed to wear many hats on different types of job sites.
General contractors might also pursue continuing education, including professional development, further certifications, or a master’s degree. Succeeding in this field takes a lot of work, problem-solving skills, and a varied education.
Common Projects in Nebraska
Our company has acted as a general contractor for all sorts of projects. Our work in Omaha and the surrounding areas have included:
- Sewer construction and improvements
- Road repair
- Wind farm construction
- Utilities and communications projects, including laying fiber for broadband internet
- Emergency contracting and construction
Our commercial general contractors are committed to helping you finish your project, no matter what field you’re working in and what kinds of services you need.
General Contractors in Omaha, NE
If you’re looking for contractors that you can depend on, contact Valley Corporation today. We’ve been offering our services to local clients for nearly five decades now, and we’re ready to put that experience to work for you. Visit our website, check out our diverse portfolio of work, and contact us to work on your project today.