Calling All Subcontractors

The SC Department of Commerce has partnered with SLS Construction and Home Inc., who was awarded the disaster recovery contract from South Carolina from the October Floods. They will be undertaking a massive rehab project of residential homes damaged or demolished from the flood. They are seeking tradesmen (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, framers, painters, etc.) to get involved with the project.

Interested? Attend the Subcontractor Outreach Event on Wednesday, December 7, 3 – 5 p.m. at Central Carolina Technical College. Click here for more details and to register.

Did You Know: Subcontractors perform 75 percent of the work in a typical new home

Did you know that 70 percent of contractors use between 11 and 30 subcontractors to build a single-family home?  The median is 20, and the average is 22.

The top trades, with more than 90 percent of contractors reporting that they subcontract the work to another company:

  • Security System, 97 percent
  • Carpeting, 96 percent
  • HVAC, 96 percent
  • Electrical wiring, 96 percent
  • Plumbing, 95 percent
  • Technology, 95 percent
  • Fireplace, 95 percent
  • Foundation, 94 percent
  • Drywall, 93 percent
  • Masonry work, 92 percent
  • Concrete flat work, 92 percent

According to the report, two thirds of contractors report contracting out 75 percent of the construction cost of the typical single-family home.

Source: National Association of Home Builders