Who to call for this job?
#31
  Re: Who to call for this job? by JSpill (I need to have a clo...)
This is a job I would refer to a renovation contractor. Not a full blown GC but not a handyman either.
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#32
  Re: Who to call for this job? by JSpill (I need to have a clo...)
(11-28-2016, 12:45 AM)JGrout Wrote: as long as you understand the parameters I agree with StWood any handyman can tackle the job. 

Hiring a GC is overkill

Who is going to be able to pull the permits for electrical and plumbing ?? A Handy Man cant. If in any type of decent local, it can an will bite you in the butt at resale/home inspection time.
No GC is needed if the home owner here gets in a licensed plumber and electrician, then a Handy Man to do the demo and finish work. I get that!
But no HM for the whole job unless where they live where "the home owner" can do it upon proper inspection !! Letting the HM do it and the home owner at inspection time ses they did it. It will still have to be to code in there area.
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#33
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Where do you live JSpill?
 
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#34
  Re: Who to call for this job? by JSpill (I need to have a clo...)
(11-28-2016, 04:01 AM)MikeBob Wrote: Who is going to be able to pull the permits for electrical and plumbing ?? A Handy Man cant. If in any type of decent local, it can an will bite you in the butt at resale/home inspection time.
No GC is needed if the home owner here gets in a licensed plumber and electrician, then a Handy Man to do the demo and finish work. I get that!
But no HM for the whole job unless where they live where "the home owner" can do it upon proper inspection !! Letting the HM do it and the home owner at inspection time ses they did it. It will still have to be to code in there area.

It should be to code but the likelihood of a code inspector ever looking at it are slim to none, unless it's permitted.
 
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#35
  Re: Who to call for this job? by JSpill (I need to have a clo...)
Thank you to everyone who replied. You have given me a lot to think about. Recently, my daughter and son in law had a major renovation done on their nearby house. A family room, bathrooms, a bedroom and garage were added. They were very happy with the contractor that did the job. I think I will first contact this general contractor. If he tells me the job is too small for him I'll move on. Since people in my family were pleased with his work it will be a good place for me to start.
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#36
  Re: Who to call for this job? by JSpill (I need to have a clo...)
(11-28-2016, 04:01 AM)MikeBob Wrote: Who is going to be able to pull the permits for electrical and plumbing ?? A Handy Man cant.

Why can't a handyman pull a permit? I'm neither a handyman nor a GC and I've pulled several permits.
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#37
  Re: Who to call for this job? by JSpill (I need to have a clo...)
Homeowners around here (western NY) have no problem pulling any permit for 'normal' construction, including electrical. Doesn't matter who does the work - if you pull the permit yourself, you're responsible for having the work done to code and for getting required inspections as they're due (like rough and finished for electrical, and similar for framing/insulation/etc.).
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#38
  Re: Who to call for this job? by JSpill (I need to have a clo...)
around here anything over $500 (IIRC) requires a contractor license....$500 is both parts and labor.

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#39
  Re: Who to call for this job? by JSpill (I need to have a clo...)
very little of that is true. 

 I am not a GC and I have been pulling non structural remodel  permits for yrs without an issue. The electrician and plumber do the same. 

One can act as their own GC here as well if they own the property 

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#40
  Re: Who to call for this job? by JSpill (I need to have a clo...)
I acted as my own GC to build my 1200 sq ft shop. Wasn't rocket science, but dealing with the county inspectors took at lot of patience....good thing I had help with that.

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