Site Supervisor For Home Renovation

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Posted by: from Oakville
2/23/2020 at 2:25:06 AM

Undergoing Reno on my home, and the GC has quoted me for a site supervisor. Am I supposed to pay for the site supervisor, and how much should I be paying him per week?

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Date/Time2/23/2020 at 2:12:47 PM

The GC should have that included in his quotation for the renovation that he was hired to do. Meaning that all employees are factored into the overall price that you were submitted. However I would need more specifics.


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Date/Time2/23/2020 at 4:02:48 PM

You should have been provided a quote for the entire renovation prior to start.

How large is the renovation? I don't see why you need a GC and supervisor. This seems like overkill.

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Date/Time2/23/2020 at 4:06:45 PM

Site supervisor?

You should ask him what the scope of work the site supervisor is for..

-Is he there to work (which should be included in the labor cost)

-Is he there to supervisor all the subcontractor (which should be included in project management cost)

- Or is he a security guard?

Unless your job is a major construction that require multiple teams of GCs.. I don't see the roll of this site supervisor.. Because it sound like to me that you are paying a site supervisor to run your GC's site... Then why are you paying your GC?

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Date/Time2/23/2020 at 4:13:03 PM

It's all included in my price I don't Icharge for that I price per job I always want to make sure my customer are happy with my work

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John in Tiny
Date/Time2/23/2020 at 4:22:37 PM

The general contractor should oversee his workers. You shouldn't pay for additional person to stand and do nothing.

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Date/Time2/23/2020 at 4:29:04 PM

Hi Diana

This would put up a Red flag for me and tell me not to hire this GC. The price he Quoted you must be for a complete job. If he is telling you must hire a Site Supervisor to insure the job goes smoothly he must have a cost included in his Estimate for this purpose. You must ask him for this cost. If he

does not have a cost for this then obviously

his Estimate is incomplete, and I'd shop around some more.

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Date/Time2/23/2020 at 4:48:15 PM

Hi Diana,

you shouldn't be paying a dime for a supervisor. The supervisor is part of the team in the original quote. I would drop that contractor like a hot potato.

It's just frightening the business ethics of some companies. We could not do that job, as we are located quite a bit east of you, and booked up, but I would recommend dumping that contractor.


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Date/Time2/23/2020 at 6:53:04 PM

You need to get a new GC

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Junior from JNJ Renovation in Pickering
Date/Time2/23/2020 at 8:39:43 PM

He should be given 1400 per week

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Mark from CMJ Renovations in Oakville
Date/Time2/23/2020 at 10:26:03 PM

Definitely doesn't make a lot of sense, my first impression is the GC will be on another location and will have the site supervisor managing your project and will pop in once in a while. Bottom line is you are paying the GC to oversee the job and he is to manage all different aspects of the job.

Myself personally as a GC on the job I am there 75-80% and may have a lead hand watch over things while away pick up materials etc. Sounds like someone is double dipping.

Feel free to send me more info on you project, maybe you need another set of eyes to take a look over your project.

Regards Mark

Mark McCormack

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Date/Time2/24/2020 at 10:37:35 AM

I've been in business for 30 years and have never heard of this additional cost for site supervision. Your general contractor should have any and all costs in his original quote for the project. The only thing that comes to mind is if you need a engineer on the project and this is usually done prior to starting. Sounds a bit Shady to me to be quite honest.

You can always call a trusted Pro contractor in your local area to discuss this in detail once he gets all the facts to your project it would be easier to determine your question.

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Date/Time2/24/2020 at 10:41:27 AM

Any site supervisor in case is need it should be part of the deal and has to be included in your general contractor agreement. What is asking for it doesn't really make any sense to me and not applied in the construction industry unless its pre construction agreement on it in advance.

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