What's the Deal with Subcontractors?

You've probably heard that most home contractors have "subcontractors" that they use to work on various portions of a job. This allows the general contractor to focus on the bigger picture and to coordinate all the various pieces of the project. But you might have also heard about subcontractors doing subpar work. This is where hiring an experienced company like Ascent Builders or Basement Partners can be especially important.

At Ascent Builders and Basement Partners, we have been around for a long time and have a reputation for quality work. This also means that we have a network of subcontractors that we use again and again. Building long-term relationships with our subcontractors means that we have leverage that many less established businesses do not. And since they know us well, they are very responsive to our needs, which results in projects that stay on track with very few delays.

As a homeowner, you can choose someone who might quote you a lower price for a project, but if they don't have quality subcontractors in their stable, you run the risk of a lower quality project that might go over budget or take longer than expected.

At the end of the day, we think it makes a lot of sense to go with an experienced general contractor with a strong network of subcontractors who are familiar with the ins and out of the specific company's style and process. If you have a job in mind, we would be very happy to meet for a complimentary consultation. You can contact Jeff Proctor at for any basement-related projects questions or Jason Brown at for other home projects.