Qualities Of A Good General Contractor

general contractorEven if you know your way around power tools, there will be a time when you have to hire the expertise of a general contractor. Even if you take pride in being able to handle even the most complicated building task or your full collection of well maintained and tiny tools. However, if you are just like other homeowners, you will sooner or later encounter a construction or perhaps a home remodel job that is just beyond you or your tool’s abilities. It is during these times when you need the services of a general contractor.

The problem is that finding a qualified general contractor Myrtle Beach is a lot easier said than done. For each reputable building general contractor in the market today, there are countless who are responsible for a ruining the project. It is an arduous and long job to become a general contractor and only a few are qualified. You will find one that can help you with your construction plans. You just need to know what to look for in a qualified building contractor. Listed below are some great qualities of a good general contractor.

Finding A General Contractor

The first thing you have to search for in a general contractor is a set of excellent references. In case you know people who have had construction work done recently, then they could provide you with references for good contractors. This will also provide you a chance to determine from a former client on what their experience was when they worked with their contractor.

Good Track Record

When you have obtained a few references, you can start exploring every option in detail and carefully check out the track record of each general contractor. Ask if you can see any of their past construction work or the information details of the clients that they have worked with before. In case the contractor you are considering have a good track record in the industry, he can provide you with a list of past customers you can talk to. In case the contractor cannot provide you with one, it’s either they are inexperienced in the construction industry or they don’t have a very good track record in the business. Either case, you will most likely be better to start searching for a different general contractor.


Your quest for a reputable general contractor for you construction or home remodel project should not be limited to samples of his past work. To lower the risk of any potential issues, you need to also look into his qualifications and credentials. Check with your builder’s licensing board, local business bureau, and city’s building code inspector. This will let you determine if there are any complaints that were filed against the contractor that you are thinking of.

You need to ask any potential general contractor about their license, bonding compliance, and insurance. Be sure that the general contractor you’re considering has the licenses needed by your city’s building codes. You should also find out what kind of liability insurance the contractor carries as well as the extent of its coverage. You will be reducing the risk of any liability on your part when things go wrong with the building project or when the workers wind up being unpaid.

Call Keystone General Contractor if you are looking for a reputable general contractor for your construction or home remodel project.

Keystone General Contracting
Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 465-0685