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How can you encourage clients to pay on time?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Apr 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

You've been in the construction industry for many years, working your way up from the ground until you were able to form your own company and become your own boss.  Setting up your own business has many benefits, such as being able to choose your own projects, team members and business partners. ...

Handling acceleration claims made by contractors

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Sep 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you are working in construction as a business owner, then you know that there will be times when your client wants you to speed up a project. If that happens, then you may be asked to pay extra to the construction team to get the job done sooner. If you receive an acceleration claim, then you ...

What’s a surety bond?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Oct 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

In construction, surety bonds are designed to manage the three-way agreements between the surety provider, the principal (usually, the contractor) and the obligee (often the owner of the property or the general contractor). When everything goes as planned, the bond is voided. When things go awry,...

Understanding mechanic’s liens

Posted by Karl Silverberg | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you're a contractor in New York working a construction project for a property owner who hasn't paid, you need to consider some of the possible remedies available for you to see that these debts are collected. One of the main debt collection tools available to you is filing a mechanic's lien.  ...

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