A General Contractor is an individual or company that oversees and manages a construction project. They are responsible for planning, organizing and executing the project to ensure it runs smoothly. This includes supplying labour, materials and the subcontractors required to complete the project, as well as assisting the client with the design process and working with municipalities, architects, designers and engineers.
Subcontractors (often referred to as subtrades) are the specialized tradespeople who generally supply and install the materials for their trade. Examples of subcontractors would be roofers, electricians, plumbers, HVAC specialists, insulators, drywallers, cabinetmakers, painters, stonemasons and floor layers.