This is an agreement between a client and a general contractor for the completion of a
specific construction project. The agreement contains numerous customizable clauses,
such as the project description, payment, scheduling and time of performance,
completion, choice of state law that will govern the agreement, and warranties. This
document is ideal for general contractors or for individuals and entities who want to
employ the services of a general contractor to complete a specific construction project.
GENERAL CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT
This General Contractor Agreement (this “Agreement”) is hereby made on this ____ day of
__________, 20_____ by and between __________ (“Client”) and ___________ (“General
I. CONTRACT DOCUMENTS
The Contract Documents shall be comprised of the following: the Construction Contract,
Conditions of the Contract, Addenda, Drawings, Photos or other visual representations of the
proposed work, and attached written Modifications to this Contract, properly signed and
The Contract itself is representative of the whole and complete agreement between Client and
General Contractor and supersedes any and all prior oral and written agreements. The Contract
is modifiable only by the properly documented written consent of both parties.
II. SERVICES AND LABOR
General Contractor agrees to provide all services, materials, and labor necessary for the
completion of: _________________________ (“the “Project”) [Instruction: insert Project
description]. This includes building and construction materials, requisite labor and site security,
and all necessary tools and machinery needed for Project completion. All construction materials
should be new and of the highest quality, unless previously specified by Client.
Client agrees to pay General Contractor the amount of ________________ dollars ($______)
[Instruction: insert any number] for the labor and materials necessary for Project completion.
Payment shall be made pursuant to the following payment schedule:
__________________________ [Comment: specify schedule].
IV. SCHEDULE AND TIME OF PERFORMANCE
General Contractor shall begin work on _________ to be completed by ________. As this
Project is time sensitive, General Contractor shall be assessed a fee of ____________ dollars
($__) [Instruction: insert any number] per day that work is not completed after the final
deadline of __________________, unless Client consents to a specified extension. Additional
damages shall be assessed and liquidated damages shall be deducted from the total payment
amount due to General Contractor pursuant the payment schedule specified in this Agreement.
General Contractor sets the following schedule for Project completion, with various Project
stages to be completed on the following specified dates:
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[Instruction: insert Project stages and dates]
The entire Project and all work by General Contractor for Client shall be completed on or before
the final deadline of ________________.
VI. CHANGES TO THE WORK
All changes or modifications to the work ordered by Client must be made in writing, with
appropriate adjustments made to total payment and payment schedule accordingly. The approval
of both parties shall be required for substantial Project changes such as the date of completion,
Project price, and substantive modifications to the Project itself, and notification of these
changes must be made in a timely manner.
If these changes should require additional expense to General Contractor, General Contractor
must make a claim for increase in payment, in writing, to Client, in a timely manner. Client must
approve any claim for increase in writing prior to any changes to the work, Project, or schedule.
If General Contractor is delayed from completing required work due to unavoidable casualties,
Client shall grant General Contractor an extension for the completion of work equal to the delay.
Unavoidable casualties include, but are not limited to, fire, flood, natural disasters, delayed
acquisition of materials or material delivery, and/or negligence on the part of Client.
In the event of unavoidable casualties, General Contractor shall properly document both the
event and the impact of that event on Project completion. Documentation shall be presented to
Client in a timely manner.