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general contractor

noun

a person who contracts for and assumes responsibility for completing a construction project and hires, supervises, and pays all subcontractors

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  • If there is any superfluous earth in connection with his work, he, and not the general contractor, should remove it.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • The next morning the general contractor for the building got Mr. Driscoll on the telephone.

    The Walking Delegate Leroy Scott
  • Mr. Driscoll started into an explanation of his trouble with Foley, but the general contractor cut him short.

    The Walking Delegate Leroy Scott
  • But the general contractor descended upon him in person, and there was a bitter half hour.

    The Walking Delegate Leroy Scott
  • A general contractor makes his figures on the various parts of the work, then adds them together and makes a lump bid.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • The general contractor is charged with the amount represented as being due until the matter is fully adjusted.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • Just as the general contractor is paid in installments, the architect's fee is likewise liquidated.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley

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