Also known as god. A good one will do everything seamlessly,
work well with the city inspectors, and keep in constant contact.
That's the kind we have: nothing down, bills monthly. Thus far
the only time we've encountered a problem we got a call from him
and cleared it up.
Another plug for our guy: his crew does most of the work. This isn't
to say that having a lot of sub-contractors is a bad thing, just
getting the timing correct is a nightmare.
A bad one will take your money, build his own house, move in, and
declare bankruptcy. He has no crew and subs out everything.
Avoid this kind.
Here are some of the crews & subs:
- Ground prep crew
- Led by Aaron. Excellent work.
- Framing crew
- Led by Derek. He puts up with me, and has also turned into
an editor of this site. He lets me know what's going on,
and any errors I might have made here.