As the world of work evolves, so does our understanding of employment and career paths. Construction is an ever-changing field with numerous roles and specialties, one of which is the role of an independent contractor. These professionals offer their specialized services to clients on a project-by-project basis and often play an instrumental role in bringing the client's vision to life. But who exactly are these construction pioneers and what do they do? Let's dive into this fascinating journey
What is an Independent Contractor?
Independent contractors are self-employed individuals who provide their services on a contractual basis. Unlike regular employees, these contractors operate independently and typically don't have long-term employment with a single employer. They can be skilled tradesmen, like plumbers, electricians, and carpenters, or they can offer more general construction services.
As independent entities, they handle their own taxes and insurance, which distinguishes them from traditional employees. They're free to negotiate their own fees, choose the projects they want to work on and decide the most efficient method to complete these projects. Being an independent contractor offers the flexibility to work on different projects and diversify one's portfolio.