In construction, a general contractor is a professional who oversees the entire day-to-day operations. Their responsibilities include managing manpower, processing and tracking orders for materials, budgeting, scheduling subcontractors, and permitting.
Yes. General contractors do not have to be licensed by the City of Houston. There are no age, education, and experience requirements to be a general contractor. However, they must register their business with the state.
In Houston, construction is allowed from 7AM to 8PM.
The city requires permits for new constructions, repair work, and construction work on existing buildings. Permits are not necessary for painting, flooring, and similar finish work.
The homeowner, their agent, or their general contractor can purchase a structural building permit in Houston.