Don't bother. A GC is obliged by contract to build a home per
specifications in the contract. Its a legal document. Don't sign it until
you're satisfied with its contents and wording. Watch for generalities,
make it specific.
Yes, get experience in the general mason, framing and finish carpenter,
plumbing, electrician, painter, roofing, sheetrock application, cabinet
installation fields. Be familiar with building code in your area, learn IRC
if not. Learn how to read blueprints. Pay attention to notes in those
blueprints. Take what you learn to keep an eye on the subs. Don't work for
any of the subs or the GC, you need to be free at all times for potential
Don't forget the wastewater if no community sewer system is available in the
area. Same for water supply. A few GCs will take care of this too.
After all the experience, it can be generally carried over for homeowner
Money don\'t wag the dog\'s tail.
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