chapter  12
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You and your subcontractors

Based on my observation over time, general contractors specializing in chainstores tend to develop ongoing relationships with subcontractors to a greater degree than do non-specialized generals and there’s good reason for it: This work is often repetitive. A subcontractor who becomes proficient in his trade within one or more chain store brands you work for offers value in speed and price. Project managers and superintendents forge effective working relationships with repetitive subcontractors, reducing time-consuming hand-holding and the likelihood of disputes. The cost-reducing benefits of the learning curve come into play.