Overseeing construction on both new and old buildings and structures. A contractor helps to organize and manage all aspects of a building site. The job requires someone who is detail-oriented and who enjoys working on construction sites but may not be enthusiastic about rewiring cables or rerouting plumbing themselves.

Primary Duties

Building contractors are primarily responsible for completing a building project on time and within a budget. They may oversee the building of a new structure, renovation of a historic building or remodeling of an existing house. Contractors generally don’t do any of the heavy lifting on a construction site themselves, but they oversee teams of contractors and subcontractors who are doing the work. Building contractors also fill out necessary paperwork and adhere to local, regional or national guidelines.

Secondary Duties

In addition to building new structures or overseeing the restoration of existing ones, contractors may also be tasked with bringing existing buildings up to code. For example, they may add wheelchair-accessible ramps or upgrade electrical circuits. On existing buildings, contractors may also be asked to check the structural integrity, such as foundation settlement issues or improper cement curing.

Skills and Abilities

Contractors should be in good physical shape. During the course of a day, they may be required to enter a hot attic, navigate a crowded construction site or crouch into a damp basement. Contractors should have strong reading and writing skills, as part of the job is keeping up with paperwork, including legal contracts and government forms, during the course of a project.


  • Structural Steel work
  • Building
  • Roofing
  • Wood Maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Cleaning
  • Painting
  • Maintenance
  • Building Supplies
  • Fencing
  • Palisades
  • Security
  • Garden layout and maintenance
  • Waterproofing
  • Paving