The general contractor is a manager, and possibly a tradesman, employed by the client on the advice of the architect, engineer or the architectural technologist or the client him/herself if acting as the manager. A general contractor is responsible for the overall coordination of a project.
The Golden State’s capitol is surprisingly thin on local regulation and licensing requirements. Sacramento largely defers to the rules of the resident state government. However, the County of Sacramento has a number of clear and strict policies regarding public health and the environment. Additionally, both local governments make paperwork clear, straightforward and easy. In a city literally filled with bureaucracy, residents can enjoy some streamlined government. Besides providing government to California, Sacramento is home to the agriculture and aerospace industries and houses several significant companies: Sutter Health, Blue Diamond Growers, Aerojet, Teichert, and The McClatchy Company.