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Stupid home repair question - act as my own contractor? (Main Board)

by Pepe the Programmer @, Süm Fäggöt and Disloyal Actual Retard, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 21:19 (11 days ago)

Yes, this is a stupid, misinformed, clueless question. :)

This topic should be near and dear to ITGuy's heart. Also anyone else who's ripped their hair out looking for a decent contractor.

My question: is there any way that it makes sense to act as my own general contractor for a major project? Actually it's for an in-law's house, I can't find anyone who will do the work for less than low $zillions, and that is what provokes the question.

I've been trying to find a decent contractor for specific problems with an in-law's house that involve: demolition, removal and cleanup of an old structure; re-roofing; gutters; etc.

I have a bid from one guy who is heavily into the "looking good" thing with a really nice Facebook page, et al. This guy always seems to quote 2X whatever I'd expect a given piece of work to entail and this in-law won't pay his price. He seems to collect a lot of mid-upper 6 figure income customers.

There simply doesn't seem to be any space in the local construction market for someone who will work with a lowly mortal who isn't rich.

I've also dealt with a couple of jerkoffs who never return calls and can't seem to schedule anything reliably.

I'm thinking:

- I already have an S corp with payroll, etc set up already.

- Hire specialized contractors through Craigslist, et al to do specific tasks.

- Charge the in law for me to act as general contractor.

Thoughts?

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