A remodeling company that did not
use subcontractors would have quite a
large full-time crew: plumbers, electricians,
drywallers, masons, excavators,
hazardous waste specialists, and so on.
Unless the company is very large
indeed, those tradesmen will have a
great deal of down time.
The solution for most companies
is to sub out work that can't be performed
by their own forces. But when
a contractor subs out work, it's as
important to have a written contract
with the subcontractor as it is with
the customer, and for the same reasons.
The purpose of a detailed subcontract
agreement is to make it clear who is to
do what, and when. Here are the most
important issues a subcontract should