You just need to be a coordinator with good communication skills. When problems come up, try to fix them not fix blame.99cents said:Since I am inching towards this, I want to know how GC's can handle their subtrades better. I'm not interested in hearing that GC's are scum, they never pay their bills, etc. I want your ideas on how a GC can hire and maintain high quality subs. Here is my biggest complaint with GC's: They're control freaks. They want things done their way and don't want to hear feedback from their subs. We have all been there. You're working alongside a couple of other trades and the GC walks in, huffing and puffing and spreading his gospel to the unwashed. After he leaves, the subs have a discussion about how he could run his jobs better and, most of the time, what they say makes sense. My idea would be to run jobs almost like a cooperative where every sub is consulted on his ideas for job coordination, efficiency and completion. I dunno, maybe I will eventually just become another hard a$$ with my own gospel to spread but there's gotta be a better way. What say you gurus?