You’ve may have heard of this working situation. Sometimes, a general contractor (GC) could have worked for an owner on several successful projects. They’ve developed an understanding of expectations and the cooperative bond is strong. The owner will occasionally request the GC to step into the construction manager (CM) role on a new project.
It’s not about money at this point. When you find someone you trust, you’ve struck gold. You can rely on them. They’ll deliver on all points. They’ll know your style, detailed preferences, and material selections.
There’s a lot of value in such a relationship. The owner appreciates consistency. Order changes are limited. When a GC becomes your CM, you feel good about handing over the reins. They know the project as well (or even better) than you do.