You know what drywall is. You know what drywall installers do, but you are not sure what drywall contractors do to fill their time. Most people are like that as they rarely see the drywall contractor when it is time to install the drywall on a project
The following will give you a brief look at the duties of a drywall contractor.
#1. They hire the drywallers
Drywall contractors are the employer. They search for good drywallers to help them complete the orders they have taken from construction companies. They contact references, investigate the potential employee and make sure they can handle the workload.
#2. They obtain licenses and permits
To operate their business, contractors must meet state and federal requirements before they can begin taking drywall projects. This takes time and a lot of drywall experience. Then, when they get their licenses, they start looking for projects. After they have been given a project or two, they need to go to city hall and apply for the right permits.
#3. The search for work
Once the drywall contractor has completed and met the state and federal requirements, he is able to go out and seek drywall projects. Much of his day is spent in searching for those jobs he feels he can handle with the crew he has employed.
#4. He talks to the general and other contractors
To make sure the job is done right, the drywall contractor must meet with the general contractor to get scheduling and other information. He also has to talk with other contractors to make sure everything will be ready for his crew when it is time to install the drywall.
Some final words
There are times when the drywall contractor may not seem like he has much to do, but behind the scenes he has a lot on his plate.