So your building a home or remodelling one and you want to get some local recommendations. What do most people do? They head to the local "Big Box" home improvement store and ask them. They should have tons of great recommendations right?
Well they will have cards and indexes of contractors to choose from, but they are not necessarily "great". They get business cards and numbers from every person that has ever tried to build something and that can put you in a bad situatio
Never hire a professional contractor by the hour if you want good work done in a timely manner. Period.
First, a decent contractor probably would not hire himself out by the hour in the first place. Secondly if you want the job done right you don't want to hire a contractor that would work by the hour as if he is a decent worker he will be selling himself short and if not you will be getting a shoddy job.
A good contractor knows what his labour is worth and has calculated
Your contractor told you It would probably take "two weeks" to finish the job and now it's been TWO MONTHS!!!!! WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG????????
By now you may be thinking about firing him and finding someone more reliable, right? If you do, it may not work out in your favor especially if you have a contract in place. Remember contracts are there for your protection as well as the contractors protection. Most contracts stipulate the contractor will work in a "timely and prof
So you have built your dream home and when you go to close on the home you find out you have a mechanics lien from one of your contractors on it. What happens next?
First lets talk about what a mechanics lien is. Most states have the mechanics lien option for contractors and suppliers of materials. This is for the protection of the contractor/supplier to make sure he gets paid for materials and services that he provided.
How does it work?
Typically the contractor /suppl