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Tips for vetting subcontractors

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Feb 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

As a general contractor, you take on major construction projects, but you don't always do all of the work within your own company. For instance, maybe you bring on subcontractors to do painting or plumbing. You use them because it gives you a wide variety of skills and because you can get the job...

What you need to know about construction defects

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Jan 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

As a developer, you want your construction project to be completed flawlessly. However, it is not always the case due to the possibility of defects in the building. While construction defects are fairly uncommon, they can cause a construction dispute whenever they occur. When such defects are not...

3 valid grounds to terminate a construction contract

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Jan 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

A contract is extremely important in the construction industry. A contract outlines the rights and privileges of all parties. While both parties may have every intention to follow through with the terms of the contract, things happen to thwart the best of plans. If the contract does not come with...

You deserve prompt pay as a subcontractor in New York

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Jul 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

As subcontractor, one of the issues you have to avoid running into is not getting the pay you deserve. When you're subcontracted in, you rely on the main contractor to pay you as they said they would. If they fail to do so, you could have trouble covering your expenses from the project and may ha...

Quality controls can protect your construction business

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Jun 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Anyone in the construction industry knows that protecting their reputation is imperative because good reputations bring in clients via word-of-mouth.  One part of protecting your reputation — your company's quality controls — can also protect your bottom line. Why is a quality control program imp...

Can you walk away from a construction job?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | May 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

You take a job building a home for a new client. It seems fine at first, and you spend a few weeks starting the project.  Quickly, though, you realize that this just isn't someone you can work with. Maybe they keep changing their mind, accusing you of poor workmanship, altering the scope of the p...

Should a contractor ask to be paid in advance?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Mar 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

As a contractor, payment issues can be tricky. The future homeowner wants to pay when the job is done because that's when they're actually getting the home that they hired you to build. For you, though, getting paid at the end represents a risk. You've already done all of the work and you are out...

What if a subcontractor does poor work?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Mar 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

As a contractor, you stand behind all of your work. You always do work that is up to code and you seek to exceed your clients' expectations. What if you brought in a subcontractor who doesn't live up to those standards. When you bought them on, you felt like it was a good fit, but it quickly beca...

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