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How to Get Paid When You’re a General Contractor

The #1 complaint that I hear from contractors is that they have trouble getting paid.  They provide a service to an owner, do additional work when asked, and then when an owner is presented with a bill, the owner ignores it, pays less than asked or refuses to pay at all.  What is a contractor…

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When Contractors Grossly Underbid a Job

I have run into a new pattern of claims recently where either homeowners accept a quote that is significantly below market price, or they try to limit the scope of work to less than is needed.  Simply put, this is a recipe for disaster.   From the contractor’s perspective, he has put himself in a…

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How to Handle Micro-Managing Homeowners

I assume that some of the contractors out there are already nodding their heads.  The Internet has done a lot of good in the world, but in certain ways, it has not benefited home remodelers.  The access to information allows anyone to research products and icethods in construction, and unfortunately, a certain percentage of the…