With construction, no other mutual bond has such a high dependency on each other as the contractor subcontractor relationship. If the relationship is developed properly and with a mutual understanding, it can be very successful.
Construction is a multi-billion dollar industry comprising sub industries of residential, commercial, office, civil, site development, roads and more. The layman often thinks of your residential contractors when hearing the term.
Roofers depend heavily on labor to accomplish their task. They are also highly susceptible to weather conditions and dangerous situations. There are a multitude of issues they face. If properly managed, an owner of a roofing company can make a good living and profit. Experience is absolutely the best ally for the roofer.
In the construction industry, remodelers face a different set of criteria than your traditional new home builder. Because of these issues the markup percentage on costs is generally much higher than other forms of construction. If you are a remodeler, you need to understand the impact of these issues and how to properly markup your job to cover all your indirect and overhead costs.