I was having a discussion with one of my friends who is a General Contractor about a project he did. He told me that the bad thing about being the subcontractor is that you have to furnish all the materials with your own money. I told him why he didn't collect the 10% which I thought was the legal amount to collect. But he said that on large projects you can't collect the 10%. I thought that might be a southern california thing but he says that it's like that in all of california. Can someone please help me on this, because from all the books and classes I've taken I've always thought that 10% is the legal amount to collect. Or is it different when you're the subcontractor? Thanx to all. Have a great Thanksgiving!!