- A person or business that has a contract (as an independent contractor and not an employee) with a general contractor to provide some portion of the work or a specialized service on a project that the general contractor has agreed to perform. In construction, subcontractors may be plumbers, electricians, roofers, heating engineers, etc. If a subcontractor is not paid by the contractor for his or her work, the subcontractor has the right to enforce a "mechanic's lien" on the property where the work was done, in order to collect what is due-in other words, the property owner is responsible for ensuring that the general contractor pays all subcontractors on a job.
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