Have you ever wondered why licensed general contractors are necessary and what the real purpose of hiring them is anyway? Are you considering being an “owner builder” on your renovation or home building project? What are your liability issues?

Here are some thoughts on the matter that may ease your head spins as you sort through the meticulous details of what it takes to get a project started and completed. First, there is the drafting and design of the project to conform to the city Department of Planning and Permitting requirements (e.g., plot plans drawn to scale, site plan with required setbacks, site location maps, foundation plan with footing details, cross section of the walls, connections of the members with proper ties, electrical plan and four house elevations). Would you know where to apply for the permit and how to process the plan through Engineering, Waste Water, and Board of Water Supply to obtain their approval? General contractors usually take on the responsibility of getting the permit for you.


Have you thought about where you will get the materials for the project and what the costs will be? Who has the best materials in town and the best prices? Who delivers? General contractors are knowledgeable because they provide these services on a daily bases. Would you like to coordinate and be responsible for more than 22 subcontractors and employees to get the work accomplished with quality results and in a timely manner? There are design-and-drafting teams, architects, permit processors, land surveyors, excavators, masons, concrete deliverers, plumbers, electricians, drywall tapers, carpet installers, granite top installers, material suppliers, Corian or marble installers, ceramic tile installers, rough-and-finish carpenters, painters, roofers, window suppliers, exterior-finish teams, demolition teams, swimming pool subcon-tractors, architectural special inspection sign-offs, scheduling and local building inspectors. General contractors work diligently and tirelessly to provide customers with a fantastic building experience. One such builder is Town & Country Builders.

Town & Country Builders is a licensed general contracting design build firm that has been serving Oahu residents for the past 32 years. The company specializes in new and custom homes, remodels, second story additions, designer kitchens, bathrooms, Americans with Disability Act (ADA) modifications/improvements as well as multigenerational homes, and offers full-construction services including planning and permitting.

Call Town & Country Builders at 737-7766 for a free in-home consultation or visit the website www.townandcountrybuildersllc.com. Town & Country Builders is a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A-plus rating, a certified remodeler and winner of the Elite 2012 Talk of the Town Excellence in Customer Satisfaction award.


contact // 737-7766
web // www.townandcountrybuildersllc.com


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