By clicking “Accept All Cookies," you agree to let Siteline store cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. View our Privacy Policy for more information.
Construction Glossary >
Trade Contractor
Construction glossary

What is a Trade Contractor?

A trade contractor, also known as a subcontractor, is a professional in the construction industry who specializes in a unique aspect of the building process. These contractors are enlisted by the general contractor or the project owner to execute specific tasks that require a particular set of skills. They could be skilled in areas such as plumbing, electrical work, masonry, painting, carpentry, roofing, or any other specific trade that contributes to the completion of a construction project. The trade contractor is bound by a contract that outlines the tasks to be performed, deadlines, and terms of payment. They bring technical expertise to ensure quality workmanship and compliance with building codes and regulations.