When embarking on a construction or renovation project, it's not unusual to hear the term "subcontractor" tossed around frequently. But what is a subcontractor exactly? Are they any different from the regular contractors we're accustomed to? And how does one become one? Grab a cup of tea (or coffee), and let’s dive deep into the world of subcontracting together.
What is a Subcontractor?
At its core, a subcontractor is a professional hired by the main contractor (or general contractor) to perform specific tasks or deliver particular services within a larger project. For instance, if you're building a house, the main contractor might hire electrical subcontractors for wiring or a painting subcontractor to give those walls a perfect finish.