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  • Writer's pictureMandy Garcia

General Contracting 101 - Tip #3 A contract protects YOU!

You've received your quotes and estimates and you now know which contractor you'd like to proceed with, so what's next? Its contract time! A contractor should provide you with a contract specifically listing out but not limited to the following items:

  • Location of the construction project

  • Estimates of when work will start and end

  • Note: These are estimated dates as things may come up such as weather or material delays

  • Who will be obtaining the permits (the contractor or the owner)

  • What specific work is to be done and what materials are to be used

  • Who is responsible for obtaining all materials

  • Cost of the project

  • When and how often invoices will be sent from the contractor to the owner

  • How to handle any changes (for example, adding a break room after the contract has been created and work has started)

  • Your warranty (more on this in the next blog post)

  • How disputes will be handled if any arise

This contract is important as it protects you and your rights! Read them all the way through so you know exactly what the contractor is promising to deliver, both during the construction phase and warranty coverage. With our contracts not only do we amend it with the full breakout of what the cost of the project will be, but we include our warranty as well so you have it all in one place. In our next blog post we will touch on warranties.

For our weekly update, we have a final video of our commercial warehouse in Cheyenne, WY that we'd like to share with you! It's a short review from the ground up. We want to thank all of our subcontractors who helped us with this project as we continued through a cold, and often snowy, winter.

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See you next week!

Mandy & Johnny

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