Kezo Management

Handyman Company Versus General Contracting Company

A handyman company can tackle a series of small to medium jobs for a lower price and will give estimates on timing. Handyman companies have technicians that are paid by the hour on the job. Construction companies usually take on large projects with multiple workers, such as full kitchen or bathroom remodels or home additions, often requiring a licensed general contracting company. Because general contractors are usually for larger projects that require permitting, the cost is more substantial. General contractors give a quote for the complete job and typically do not work by the hour. Handyman company rates are often less expensive and typically priced by the hour or day. With construction companies, you pay a mark-up on all materials while helping to contribute to significant overhead. Handyman companies usually have no mark-up on materials and pass the savings to the customers. Handyman companies have less overhead. Both general contractors and handyman companies provide the same insurance by law in New York City. 

I like working with KEZO; why can’t KEZO be my general contractor? A general contractor will handle structural repairs or alterations, including building construction, full-scaled remodeling projects, additions, and rehabs. They will work with an engineer and architect and draw full scaled plans. Whenever you’re hiring somebody to complete work that will require a building permit, a contractor is not only the prudent choice; it is the required choice. This requirement helps ensure state and local building codes are met, which helps protect you from structural or system failure within your residence. Construction companies price out the job as a whole and give a set price for the full job.

So what can KEZO do for me as a handyman company? KEZO may be your best choice to handle small to medium projects with limited potential for structural damage to your residence. Our technicians at KEZO are trained and licensed but are not requirements to work for KEZO. We will find licensed electricians and plumbers when needed on a small scale; our company does not pull permits. Our costs are lower. We charge by the hour or the day for each technician because we have less overhead. We pass the savings on to you with all materials. If you need an estimate, we can give you an idea of the time of the project and how many technicians are required to complete the entire job.

KEZO offers excellent customer service, outstanding work, and charges fair pricing – so why does it matter what we call ourself? Although there are a lot of similarities between a handyman and a general contractor, how we promote our company makes a big difference in the work we provide. It is vital for you, our customer, to understand the difference. We want you to know upfront precisely what we can provide at all times with an idea of the monetary cost of your project. Using the correct title, we can help you decide what type of company is best for your project…