Frequently Asked Questions

What is a general contractor?

A general contractor is the central figure in a construction project, hired by the owner to oversee all aspects of the job. They manage the subcontractors and coordinate all activities ensuring the project be finished on schedule.

Why do I need a general contractor?

The benefits you receive from working with a general contractor are extensive and include:

  • communicating with one person instead of many people on the job
  • oversight of the project’s budget & schedule
  • acquisition, negotiation and supervision of subcontractors
  • knowledge of and compliance with the local building codes

Can I be my own General Contractor?

Check with the local authorities regarding the building requirements in your area as you may be required to obtain a license.

What is Design Build?

Design Build or D-B is a system where both design and construction responsibilities are contracted with one person or firm. The benefits of design build are risk reduction, more accurate budget and schedule estimates, and streamlining of the schedule.

Can I bring in my own Architect, Interior Designer, Landscape Architect, etc?

Yes. Fike Builders has experience working with professionals in all these and related fields and would be happy to work with you professional of choice.

Where is Fike Builders licensed?

Fike Builders is a fully licensed general contractor in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.

How do I start the process?

Contact Fike Builders using the form or by calling 520-836-8260. We look forward to talking with you about your construction needs.