What Is a Commercial General Contractor?

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A commercial general contractor — or a commercial contractor — is essentially a general contractor that specializes in commercial construction projects for businesses. These projects can range from interior build-outs to additions to ground-up construction. Commercial construction projects require the organization and management of various moving parts to keep things running on time and on budget, and that’s exactly where Rochon Corporation of Iowa can help you with your next construction project.

A commercial contractor has the specialized skills required to ensure commercial construction projects are successful. They are in charge of overseeing the entire construction site, equipment, materials, suppliers, subcontractors, permits and more. They also have to thoroughly collaborate and communicate with engineers, architects and clients throughout the building process. 

Commercial Contractor Responsibilities 

  • Estimating costs and timeline
  • Complete project management
  • Acquiring permits 
  • Following zoning and coding regulations
  • Acquiring materials and equipment
  • Logistics
  • Hiring specialized subcontractors
  • Client communications
  • Staying on time and on budget

In general, the larger, more complex or more unique the project, the more important it becomes to hire a highly experienced commercial contractor. A skilled contractor will generally have experience working on various types of commercial projects, including retail, medical, industrial, educational, etc. 

Work With Rochon Corporation of Iowa

Rochon Corporation of Iowa is a leading commercial construction company in Des Moines, Iowa focused on the educational, office, retail, industrial, medical, multifamily, hospitality and religious building markets. From small tenant remodels to large design-build projects, Rochon Corporation of Iowa has a team of experienced contractors able to ensure your commercial construction project is successfully completed. Contact us today for your free consultation and cost estimate.