May 09 2011

What is a subcontractor?

Category: Home Improvement


SubcontractorA subcontractor is a company or individual that is hired to carry out certain smaller, specialized aspects of a larger project. They are often hired to help reduce certain costs associated with the project, reduce risk, or bring in a specific expertise and licensing that the contracted company lacks. In some fields, there is often a negative association between using subcontractors and the quality of the finished product. In many cases this can be true, but it can also be seen as an invaluable way for a job to be completed quicker and more efficiently. It really depends on the industry and the reputation of the contractor and their relationship with the subcontractor as to whether quality work is performed or not. Subcontractors are often used in a number of industries including: construction, technology, and business.

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