good sound advise, there are no short cuts!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbsup:I've worked hands on in construction full time since I was 17. I worked part time before that. I have a four year degree in construction management. I have an OSHA 10 and 30 hour training certificates. I have a green building certificate from the National Associations of Homebuilders. I have competent person training for excavation supervision. I have aerial lift training and certificates. I have powder actuated nailer licenses. I have a state issued builder's license.
There is no shortcut to being a good general contractor. I work hard towards my career, and continue to take classes and learn everything I can. If you want to be a successful general contractor in my opinion the very least you can do is work for someone else for at least 5 years and take some business classes. Business law, accounting, writing would be on the top of the list.
Good luck to you.