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Contractor going to be pissed with me

Back in May posted 16 year girl who drove her 2006 car thru my California home garage. Included few pictures in this post.
Contractor who is doing repair work has dragged a$$ on this job, maybe 50% complete I did add extra work such as replacing all windows and doors with new construction quality, which has been slow to complete also.
Contractor calls me up, says could I sign insurance form which will pre pay him for work to my house. Being in business I know he wants payment for his bonus before year ends. Tell him I want windows and doors completed before I give him pre payment on insurance payment. Wife tells me workers have been out all week working on windows and doors
No way in hell going to sign form to pre pay contractor for work he has not completed
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No kidding. Once guy has his money you wont see him again for months. Thats how contractors roll.



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F him! Payment is render once services have been completed!
You should hear BS contractor gives me
He has not been paid one cent from my insurance company over last 6 months. Bunch of BS he had me sign form which gave him 50% payment when he took job.
Buddy complete the job get paid
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You should hear BS contractor gives me
He has not been paid one cent from my insurance company over last 6 months. Bunch of BS he had me sign form which gave him 50% payment when he took job.
Buddy complete the job get paid
Throw this at him:








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If I sign insurance form contractor gets about $100K. My extra work comes out to $30K which I pay for. I lied told him complete my extra work will sign your form
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Yea you won't see that dude until after the holidays......valentines day that is
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Way to go!

Sounds like he thought he was dealing with a fool...

At least you didn't have to lay the Smack Down!
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Contractor blowing smoke up ass.

Pay nothing until work done.

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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-01-2006, 02:11 PM
 
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remind contractor you are employer...he works for you...tell him to get the job finished or walk...tell him you will contact his bonding company to pay the company you hire when he walks...


sometimes contractors need an occasional attitude adjuster...
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If it were not an insurance job the contractor will normally ask for the cost of the materials up front and 1/2 the labor cost halfway through the job and the remaining half of the labor at the end of the job... that way they don't have to shel out out of pocket for materials up front and id it is a big job with multiple workers the half of labor price half way though the job helps keep the workers paid on time if business is slow and the job is a long one... it also protects the contractor from getting stiffed in full on a job...

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this is an insurance job so if the insurance company is paying directly to the contractor MAKE HIM WAIT UNTIL HE IS DONE... once he gets paid work will slow and he will put workers on other jobs that he is starting to look better..

THAT IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU AGREE TO DO A JOB BEING PAID BY AN INSURANCE COMPANY... HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS GETTING INTO WHEN HE STARTED THE JOB...
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same happened to me....not the garage door damage but the contractor bsing me. What your doing sounds good

if you pay him that money he is going to run and hide

so just him off and watch how much more work gets done!!!

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Even in insurance jobs a contractor can get paid via progress billing, but not for work that hasn't been completed, aka the pre pay form he wanted you to sign jetski. Not all contractors are bad, just check references, licenses and insurance before you hire someone and be sure to pull permits when needed. Costs a little bit more but worth it in the long run, that way your job has been inspected and passed local building codes so your know the job has been done right.

A large portion of my business is fixing poor/incorrect workmanship by shoddy contractors - the homeowners thought they would save a buck by hiring the cheap guys but when the job starts falling apart only costs them WAYY more to have me come in and do it right.
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Even in insurance jobs a contractor can get paid via progress billing, but not for work that hasn't been completed, aka the pre pay form he wanted you to sign jetski. Not all contractors are bad, just check references, licenses and insurance before you hire someone and be sure to pull permits when needed. Costs a little bit more but worth it in the long run, that way your job has been inspected and passed local building codes so your know the job has been done right.

A large portion of my business is fixing poor/incorrect workmanship by shoddy contractors - the homeowners thought they would save a buck by hiring the cheap guys but when the job starts falling apart only costs them WAYY more to have me come in and do it right.
Listen to her, she helps run a construction company!

(At least I think she does...)
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Pippi speaks truth...I have gone in and cleaned up after many "experts"...Usually I hear, "Wait, this guy charged me this much and messed up...and now you want more???"

And I tell them, they shoulda' taken my bid to begin with...it costs more to fix what others screw-up...
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Pippi speaks truth...I have gone in and cleaned up after many "experts"...Usually I hear, "Wait, this guy charged me this much and messed up...and now you want more???"

And I tell them, they shoulda' taken my bid to begin with...it costs more to fix what others screw-up...
Exactly!!

Yep, KH, I run a construction company with my dad, family owned & operated. I have my builders license and am the QO for my company's license. I also have my real estate license and just hired in with Keller Williams last month, just doing that part time right now and full time with the construction co.

I'm a painter by trade, thats how it all started....at about 5/6 years old my dad would put me up on the ladder and I would hold & snap chalk lines with him.
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to all...is what happens when your a house owner..... ...
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