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.
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 , ,
- 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?
One who, or that which, provides a service, commodity, or the means for subsistence.
* Internet service provider
* health care service provider