A March news article from WTKR.com reports on a major fire at the Chesapeake seafood restaurant, Amory’s Seafood on the morning of March 5, 2013. The restaurant’s roof collapsed during the blaze. Thankfully, no one was in the building when the incident happened.
The fire is reported to have started at 5 in the morning. Nobody realized the building was on fire until a passerby spotted some smoke. Hours after the fire was put out, investigators were still trying to determine the cause of the incident. The fire destroyed the entire place, leaving the restaurant owner and staff completely devastated by the tragedy that struck them. Despite this setback, the restaurant owners can rest easy knowing that general contractors in Suffolk, Virginia can help the place regain its lost glory.
So what’s a general contractor and what does he do? A general contractor is a company or person that can take charge of an entire construction project. The general contractor’s job involves bidding on the job, obtaining it, providing all the materials, labor, and equipment needed for it, and overseeing the project’s completion. His duties may include some or all of the work associated with a construction project; and he may opt to subcontract more specialized work.
For home consruction, renovation, or expansion, subcontracted work may include excavation, roofing, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, painting, and other tasks. If unable to handle the work themselves, a general contracting company will hire professionals for these jobs directly and “hold” their contracts. That means the subcontractors work for the general contractor company, are under contract with it, and receive payment from it as well.
If you ever hire a general contractor, you will only have a contract with him and not with the subcontractors. Still, if you so choose, you can instruct your contractor to make any subcontractors he plans on hiring subject to your approval. Many contractors are willing to accommodate this request.
The news article notes that Amory’s Seafood had been a popular fixture of the Chesapeake area for the last 40 years. Still, paying no mind to the damage to her property, the owner is just thankful that everybody had left and no one was hurt during the incident. Hopefully, she’ll be able to rebuild the restaurant that had been a significant part of the Chesapeake way of life over the years. With the right contractor, this is very much possible.
If you’re planning a construction project of your own, your best bet is to find a contractor that can handle most, if not all of the work involved, from major Suffolk roofing jobs to basic siding, window, gutter and door installation. Quality general contractors like Southside Exteriors will be of great help to you in this regard.