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Old 03-04-2019, 03:55 PM   #1
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As a Gen.B Contractor how many subs can i hire at once?

I have a job in California, Orange County that i want to sub out to 4 different roofing companies. This is a big complex. My question is, if there is a limit to the number of subs (all roofing) i can hire at once?
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:10 PM   #2
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hire all you want.

i'd be very concerned about having that many roof subs on one job.

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there is four separate buildings , each about 55 squares each. I want it coordinate it so they all get done simultaneously.
can you share your concerns with me?
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Why not just have a large company do them all at the same time. 55 squares isn't that much for a roofing company.

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there is four separate buildings , each about 55 squares each. I want it coordinate it so they all get done simultaneously.
can you share your concerns with me?
fighting, antagonistic games, sabotage.....

couple hundred sq for a commercial roofer ain't nothing.

to deal w/4 subs of the same trade, warranty/guaranty issues, animosity between the company's would not be worth it.

that's just not that much roofing for a good roofer....
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What’s the only thing worse than a roofer???? 4 roofers!!!!
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Personally I would rather hire one company. I would set it up to do one at a time. This way the dumpsters, dump trucks, commercial vehicles, possibly personal vehicles could be coordinated easier. You take 4 units, with their own parking issues and cram 4 sub-contractors, 4 dumpsters, and everything else that goes with roofing (tarps, deliveries, trash blowing around) and it would be a handful.
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Maybe rent some specialized equipment the small (cheap) subs need to preform in a timely fashion?

220 Squares = ~0.5 Acres, or 110' X 220' more or less...

Super rush? Night shift it....

Two crews, one demo, one install less fighting?

You'd have to be ON SITE 110% of the time and have video 24/7 on all four work areas, Just waste management would be tough, Daily clean up or no pay?

I'd think maybe a timeliness bonus? 5-20%, another for minimizing waste of materials?, OSHA compliance....no leaks paid 1-2 years out?
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I'm assuming "Rod General B" is not a California licensed contractor and what he is actually referring to what I would call "piece work crews" - Most of the states east of the continental divide lack contractor licensing, which has bred this phenomenon of "subcontracting" all labor.

What began as unscrupulous business tactics, (representing employees as "independent contractors"), to avoid paying appropriate labor burdens, has now become more common than not in those states.

So, your trying to talk apples n' oranges....JMHO....
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Hire a roofing company big enough to do the whole job simultaneously. Problem solved. There's companies in this area big enough to do that.


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pretty small job actually
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