Construction Contracts

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When Prospects Ask for a Cost Breakdown, Say This

Dig into the emotional and technical reasons for the request Read more

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How to Take Over a Project From a Pro Who Quit or Was Fired

Use these steps to avoid falling into the same trap as your predecessor Read more

8 Lessons From Lowe’s $6.5 Million Job-Classification Payout
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8 Lessons From Lowe’s $6.5 Million Job-Classification Payout

Lesson 1: You needn’t be as demanding of contractors as Lowe’s was to get sued Read more

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Stick to Your Guns on Price and Pricing With Construction Contracts

Use fixed prices and strict allowances to strengthen your position Read more

When Do Cost-Plus Deals Make Sense?
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When Do Cost-Plus Deals Make Sense?

For a Pennsylvania remodeler, it's when time is tight or being a loss-leader is... Read more

Get Dwell's Project Form Helps Ensure Clients Pay on Time
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Get Dwell's Project Form Helps Ensure Clients Pay on Time

Get Dwell, a handyman service in Chicago's northern suburbs, uses a project... Read more

Customers Killing You on Change Orders? Van Halen Has the Answer
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Customers Killing You on Change Orders? Van Halen Has the Answer

You probably don't associate the famous rockers with being crafty businessmen, but... Read more

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Are You Going to Court, or Courting Disaster? Are You Going to Court, or Courting Disaster?

Every remodeler has thought about suing a client who doesn't pay what they're owed, but going to court might not be your best option for settling debts. Read more

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Monthly Giveaways Promote Company's Range of Services Monthly Giveaways Promote Company's Range of Services

Grills, televisions, and trees garner attention for remodeling work. Read more

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Should You Pursue Time and Materials Deals? No.

Time and materials contracts are a risky proposition for all but the biggest, replacement contractor-oriented remodelers, Judith Miller argues. Well-run traditional remodelers don't need T&M to succeed--and usually couldn't succeed if they used it. Read more

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