Subcontractor — what is a subcontractor? A subcontractor is an indvidual or organization that assumes all or part of another party’s contractual obligations. The subcontractor signs a contract to take on some of the work for which another company has a contractor. For example, when contruction companies are hired to build houses, they often farm out work to plumbers, carpenters, carpet layers, electricians and other subcontractors.
But not all subcontractors work in the construction industry. Graphic designers hire copywriters. Financial consultants hire accountant. Attorneys hire legal nurse consultants. Just about any consultant can hire a subcontractor — or be one.