Archive for February, 2010

Construction Liens & Bonds

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Please spend your energy on the positive and helping things succeed rather than so much time trying to figure why it will fail!

When a sub files a lien it costs about 2 % of the lien amount for the Bond Company plus legal fees. So do your best to avert a lien if possible.


Always remember if you have a bonded subcontractor, you must become familiar with the bonding companies terms and conditions for that particular bond. The notification process you must follow for the bond to be valid will be outlined on the back. Even if your trade contractor is in default you must follow the outlined procedures or else the bond is null and void and we cannot collect.


Trade Contractor Problems

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

It has become obvious to me that even when 95% of the problem is our trade contractor, the owner rightfully sees the problem as 100% ours. So get involved & fix it before we lose a client.

Since some P.M's ignore trade contractor's phone calls and then they call me, which takes up my time. Now our company policy is if you have not talked to casino jameshallison the trade contractor and he calls me, I will charge my time to your bonus program. I refuse to waste my time because you are non-responsive.


Clients in Construction

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Let's review my frustration. It costs a lot of time and energy to find a client. Then we spend money to estimate to become the 'low bidder' so you can get the opportunity to do your job & make a profit. Your job is not to let your ego and pride get in the way of our client and future work.

If you are having problems with a trade contractor with scope issues or differences, give the trade contractor a 'constructive directive' per our contract article which refers to AIA 2007 revision. If they refuse you should notify them in writing to work 'under protest' and file for arbitration. Otherwise, they will be held responsible for all related expenses and reduce their contract accordingly.