Unveiling the Advantage: 5 Reasons to Choose a General Contractor Over a Home Builder




Embarking on a construction project is a significant endeavor, and the choice between a general contractor and a home builder can shape the success of your vision. In this exploration, we’ll shed light on the unique benefits of working with a general contractor, offering a tailored approach that goes beyond the capabilities of a traditional home builder.

1. Tailored Expertise and Flexibility:

One of the key advantages of opting for a general contractor is the breadth of expertise they bring to the table. Unlike home builders who specialize in constructing new homes from scratch, general contractors are equipped to handle a diverse range of projects. Whether you’re renovating an existing space, adding an extension, or undertaking a full-scale construction, a general contractor offers the flexibility and know-how to adapt to your unique needs.

2. Project Management Mastery:

General contractors are masters of project management, overseeing every aspect of your construction project from start to finish. This includes coordinating various subcontractors, managing timelines, and ensuring that each phase of the project is executed seamlessly. With an emphasis on organization and efficiency, general contractors excel at navigating the complexities of construction, providing you with peace of mind and a well-executed final result.

3. Cost-Effective Solutions:

Collaborating with a general contractor often proves to be a more cost-effective choice. They have established relationships with subcontractors and suppliers, allowing for better negotiation on material costs and labor. Additionally, their experience in managing budgets and controlling costs ensures that your project stays on track financially. General contractors are adept at finding innovative solutions that meet your specifications without compromising quality.

4. Single Point of Contact:

Simplify your construction experience by having a single point of contact throughout the project. General contractors act as the liaison between you and the various professionals involved, streamlining communication and minimizing potential missteps. This centralized approach fosters clear lines of communication, reducing the likelihood of misunderstandings and ensuring that your vision is accurately conveyed and executed.

5. Enhanced Customization and Personalization:

For those seeking a high level of customization and personalization, a general contractor is the ideal partner. They work closely with you to understand your unique preferences and requirements, tailoring every aspect of the project to align with your vision. This level of customization extends beyond what a traditional home builder can offer, providing you with a truly personalized space that reflects your individual style and needs.


In the realm of construction, the decision between a general contractor and a home builder is pivotal. While home builders specialize in specific types of projects, general contractors offer a comprehensive, flexible, and personalized approach to construction. As you embark on your building journey, consider the advantages outlined above and choose the path that aligns best with your vision and expectations. With a skilled general contractor by your side, your construction project can become a seamless and satisfying reality.

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Frequently Asked Questions?

If you decide to tear down and build new you will be subject to new set-back bylaws that could mean your home will have to be smaller or not situated on the lot the same as the original home.

Typically renovations can be less expensive than building new, but this depends on the type of upgrades you choose and how much you decide to renovate. You may start out with a budget to renovate the kitchen and bathrooms but later decide to include living spaces which will increase your budget depending on the quality of upgrades.

When choosing to renovate or build new look ahead 10-15 years. Is your family size going to change? Do you plan on living in the home for the next 30-50 years? A quality renovation and proactive design and planning could make this your forever home or a great investment.

The Innovative Group is here to advise you on whether a renovation or new build is your best choice. Our knowledge and experience in the construction industry gives us the ability to help you understand how your decision will affect your home’s current and future values in the local market.

This depends on the size of the renovation. Many large renovations can be done room by room, but this could leave you without a kitchen or bathroom for a period of time. An unoccupied home allows for a faster completion timeline.

The Innovative Group strives to be as discrete and non-invasive as possible. We pride ourselves on having professional, efficient and respectful trades and staff.

Cost is always dependent on many factors but The Innovative Group will work closely with you to work within your budget.

It’s important to agree upon a scope of work and how you want to handle unexpected costs. We use transparent billing and open communication to ensure spending is on track.
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We are here to help you understand how long projects could take. Working with a designer, an architect, an engineer and applying for city permits can take a few months but if you involve your builder from the beginning we can help lay out a timeline and schedule.

We recommended consulting a designer once you’ve decided what work you want to do. They can help you decide if a renovation is worthwhile based on your needs. Designers will create sketches and plans based on your input and ensure you have included all the required details.

We work closely with engineers, interior designers and architects to ensure your project is of the highest quality and meets all your expectations and needs.

All our project sites have liability insurance for the construction work being done. We recommend you notify your home insurer about the work you are having done including the scope and timeline. Also, check our detailed post about “The Ultimate Guide to Renovation Insurance

Our relationship and knowledge of city hall means we can arrange all the required permits and inspections for your project accurately and efficiently.

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