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If you hire, schedule & supervise subs on a new home, should you receive a credit?

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I hired a GC to build my house so he could supervise and handle subs and get materials. When he tried to charge $32,000 for the finish carpenter and I got several bids for $20,000, I hired my finish carpenter. I ended up hiring someone else to finish much of the interior and the Masonry both inside and out. He gave me credit for the amount on the cost breakdown, but since he didn't do the hiring, scheduling or supervise, should he also give me credit for not doing those things and that should reduce the amount on the contract?

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Jan 18, 2021

It depends on what is in your contract. Most GC's include in thier contracts a provision allowing them to charge for supervision of subs the owner hires directly, so I would review your contract--or have an attorney review it-- to see whether he is entitled to charge you.  

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Jan 18, 2021
He did not supervise them and barely supervise anything. When roofing issue came up he asked me to get up on roof and send him pictures. His office and home are less than 20 minutes from the jobsite. The framer put up 2 trusses in the wrong position and because they couldn't reach him, they had to put them up as they were numbered. Those trusses were never put in the right place. He also refused to call for the final unless I paid the final draw in full.
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