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Can I be my own General Contractor in Texas?

December 20, 2022

Yes, you can act as your own general contractor in Texas. However, keep in mind that acting as a general contractor carries certain responsibilities and legal obligations. If you are considering taking on the role of general contractor for your construction project, it is important to familiarize yourself with the requirements and laws that apply to this role in your state.

In Texas, a general contractor is defined as "a person who, for a fixed sum, price, or percentage, or on a cost-plus basis, undertakes the construction, alteration, repair, or maintenance of a building, highway, or other public or private improvement."

If you decide to act as the general contractor for your construction project, you will be responsible for managing the entire project, including obtaining building permits, hiring and supervising subcontractors, and ensuring that the work is completed in accordance with the contract and applicable building codes. You may also be responsible for obtaining any necessary insurance and bonding.

It is important to carefully consider whether you have the necessary skills, knowledge, and resources to effectively manage a construction project before deciding to act as your own general contractor. If you are unsure whether you are up to the task, you may want to consider hiring a licensed and experienced general contractor to manage the project for you.