Contractor Talk - Professional Construction and Remodeling Forum banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
122 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey y'all.

I've recently come across a good opportunity to sub-contract.
The GC is a great guy(but a hard ass), who has gained alot of respect in the industry. He works hard, shows up no matter what, holds both his employees and the HO's accountable(which means security for everyone).

Only thing is, he doesn't know the ins and outs of alot of aspects when it comes to the construction of the home. This is where I come in.

He's basically looking to sub out large portions of the work to me i.e. the plumbing, drywall, electric, door and window installations, etc. in which I would in turn kick alot of that over to my subs.

He's looking to pay be a proper hourly wage for most of the work that I will be handling(large remodel) but wants to use a flat rate contract on the mechanics, electrical, and such.

Should I hire on as a company employee for my hourly wage or use a sub-contract specifying my hourly rate?

Hiring on as an employee would seem the safest route with the least amount of liability, but then again, taking on some of that liability, which I'm already paying for via my insurance policy, would seem like a good reason to ask for more money.

Any suggestions would be fantastic as he is wanting me to start immediately. Thanks in advance!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
I would go with employee. If things go wrong, your going to be the punching bag. I could be wrong but i can just see all the problems that can arise from this situation. If you do go the other route you better have a bad ass contract made up. Good luck.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top