Why Our Painters are Full-Time Employees Rather than Subcontractors

This month, we want to share our business experience hiring full-time employees rather than using subcontractors. There are pros and cons for each, and hiring subcontractors makes more financial sense to some companies. For R&J Painting, we believe a big part of our success comes from hiring a solid and loyal full-time team of painters. The workers you hire impact your business in a handful of ways, so it’s essential to hire employees who share your company’s values and goals. 

Below, we outline some advantages of hiring full-time employees and disadvantages of hiring subcontractors. In the end, you must decide what is best for your business and its success. We wanted to share our perspective on the topic to help other painting companies navigate through this big decision. 

Advantages of Hiring Full-Time Employees

Hiring subcontractors may be more cost-effective in the short run, but it may cause other long-term headaches or risks down the road. Contractors might not fully understand your companies’ values and culture and might not be adequately insured. If they get hurt on the job and are uninsured, that can put you and your business at risk for being liable.

Our clients have come to know and appreciate our talented painters. Allied Painting said it best, “Happy workers means happy clients,” and it’s so true. The R&J Painting team is professional and takes pride in their work. Many of our repeat clients trust our long-standing and loyal painters to work on their painting projects. Our clients can rely on us to always get the job done right the first time because we have proven our staff to be reliable, talented, and professional.

Disadvantages of Hiring Subcontractors

Hiring subcontractors may be more cost-effective in the short run, but it may cause other long-term headaches or risks down the road. Contractors might not fully understand your companies’ values and culture and might not be adequately insured. If they get hurt on the job and are uninsured, that can put you and your business at risk for being liable.

Subcontractors can stay on for a limited number of jobs and may lack the motivation to produce high-quality work. There are also known issues with painting subcontractors walking off a job or not even showing up. That’s a disaster situation for a company and can hurt your reputation via word of mouth. Other issues that can arise are availability, lack of owner control, and limited training and experience.

Find What Works Best for You

As we said before, every business is different, and each employee hiring option has its pros and cons. Find what works best for your growing business. If you’re local to the Chicagoland area and need a residential or commercial painting project, drop us a note on our website www.randjpaiting.com. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

 

Article Resource Inspiration:
Allied Painting Contractors
Robert Half
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