I would like to start out by saying, that I have been a General Building Contractor for quite some time now. I'm not the type of Ohio General Building Contractor who does large projects and works in an office most of the time. I'm a working general contractor and enjoy the process of building, so it would be difficult for me to work in an office all day long.
I don't know how many construction workers think that General Contractors don't do anything except walk around all day or work in an air-conditioning office, but I'm here to tell you something different. This isn't what most general contractors do and if you know one that does, I would like you to ask them how long it took them to get into that particular position and what they had to do to actually get there.
I worked for a general contractor that gave everyone the impression that he didn't do anything all day long, but that wasn't the case. This particular contractor used to get up at three o'clock in the morning and sometimes spend long hours working into the evening, just because he needed to get something done.
Here's the illusion that General contractors like this often create. The only time that construction workers ever get to see them is when they're walking around the jobsite. They don't get to see all of the other stuff that they do or the hours that these guys put in.
The next time that you look at a general contractor, you might look at them differently. This isn't an easy job and there's a lot of risk involved in large construction projects. If it was easy, don't you think everyone would be doing it? Here's something else I would like to suggest. If you work in the construction industry and you think that general contracting is actually easy, you should try to do it sometime.