Contractor vs Provider - What's the difference?

contractor | provider |


As nouns the difference between contractor and provider

is that contractor is a person who executes the building or improving of buildings while provider is one who, or that which, provides a service, commodity, or the means for subsistence.

contractor

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person who executes the building or improving of buildings.
  • A person or company that performs specific tasks like electrical or plumbing work in construction projects.
  • A person or company hired to maintain existing facilities like air conditioning systems, groundskeeping, etc.
  • A person hired to do a job on a business contract, as opposed to a permanent employee.
  • * 1994 , , Dilbert:
  • It looks like you're off to a three-hour staff meeting that doesn't apply to me. I'm glad I'm a highly-paid contractor . I'll be increasing my skills while you fight to get oxygen to your brains.
    (Three hours later) I became a multimedia developer. How was your day?

    See also

    * contract

    provider

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who, or that which, provides a service, commodity, or the means for subsistence.
  • Derived terms

    * Internet service provider * health care service provider