In this newsletter Bob Villa discusses the pros, and a con, on the concept of hiring a Project Manager instead of a General Contractor to build your home.

In a couple of projects where it became much more cost effective, I have taken on the role of actively building the entire project. I hired subcontractors, organized and supervised all the work, with the owner paying subcontractors directly. This resulted in significant savings and made possible on site design without penalties of change orders.