Employing Lakeside Construction Management Inc. to manage your project, a general contractor will not be needed. Many contractors will charge 15 – 20 % or more to organize the build of your project. This is typically referred to as a cost plus arrangement whereby you pay the contractor for their time and the time of their crew as well as a 15 – 20% mark up on the costs of all subcontractors, products and services required for our build. This results in a significant profit to the contractor and a significant loss to you. Using Lakeside’s services you pay the costs of the construction directly, avoiding the often hidden mark up for these products and services and we manage the project for you.