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General Contracting


The General Contractors role varies greatly with each project. At a minimum the GC provides for the delivery of a construction project within time and on budget. This includes providing all labor, trades, equipment, materials, security, management etc. During preconstruction stage the GC works closely with the client to understand the project needs and their expectations. The GC then works with the architect to create construction documents which might include: investigating design solutions, drafting specifications, schedules, estimates etc.

During the construction phase the General Contractor manages all on-site activities through their project management team. These on site requirements  include: employing specialty trades, coordinating contractors, monitoring schedules, managing lead times for specialty products, inspecting work quality, facilitating design changes, managing financial payments, organizing permits inspections etc. managing site security/ access managing safety assembling warranty information etc.

The role of the project manager

On-site the General Contractor appoints a team to manage the daily site business. This team is determined by the size of the project and the complexity of the various elements. At a minimum a general contractor will appoint a full time Superintendent and a Project Manager. Their role includes managing all day-to-day activities including: answering questions from sub-contractors, enforcing safe work practices,  ensuring contractors confirm to the construction documents, managing conflicts, providing access platforms, inspecting work quality, managing change orders, ordering materials, providing a paper record of all activities, reporting any problems to the design team etc.

Reliable roofing’s role as a General Contractor

Reliable Roofing has worked on an extensive range of projects as General Contractor. These projects range in complexity from small, to highly complex projects valued at several millions of dollars such as the Mattahunt School. This School involved a large amount of coordination between the school management and the construction team. Every activity had to be thoroughly planned to minimize the impacts on a school that remained occupied during construction.  

Reliable Roofing is registered with the Division of Capital Asset Management DCAM as a General Contractor. We are and also certified in trades of: Roofing, Masonry, Historical Masonry, Historical Roofing and Waterproofing this allows us to General Contract on state contracts requiring specialized knowledge in the above areas.

Reliable Roofing provides a complete GC service. While originally, it facilitated a more coordinated delivery of our own roofing projects we have expanded our services in recent years to provide qualified project managers, superintendents and foremen to any contractor as required. If you would like to discuss your particular project and its particular needs then contact our team to discuss the various options.

Some projects we have completed as General Contractor include:

  • 152 North Street
  • Boston City Hall
  • Mass Bay Community college
  • Curley Community College
  • Jerry Remys Bar and grille
  • Gallivan Housing Development
  • Fairmount Housing Development
  • East Junior High school
  • Raymond High School
  • Davis High School
  • Hancock High School
  • West Junior High School