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Old 11-12-2019, 10:55 AM   #31
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what type of GC are you dealing with? residential, commercial or industrial?..and it makes a BIG difference on what type of GC your dealing with...
commercial and industrial are in a class of their own and sound like the people you deal with, on the other hand a residential GC is where most of the issues come up with...
but with bigger companies or GCs on the bigger jobs and everything is under contract you can go bankrupt if your not careful ...as said above, when the $$$ flows all is good when it doesnt you have big problems....and then your under contract to keep going even without pay in many of the bigger jobs with deadlines...

I know of some commercial horror stories in our town that have gone down

one company put up their farm as a performance bond to be able to do the new airport about 10 years ago.... The guy even put the daughter in charge as owner of the company to get the job through some affirmative action loophole.......

then they could not handle the work and got thrown off the job due to incompetence......

then they lost their 350 acre farm that they put up for the performance bond....

all this grief and pain ----
just to play in crap and look like a big shot......



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Old 11-12-2019, 12:22 PM   #32
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I know of some commercial horror stories in our town that have gone down

one company put up their farm as a performance bond to be able to do the new airport about 10 years ago.... The guy even put the daughter in charge as owner of the company to get the job through some affirmative action loophole.......

then they could not handle the work and got thrown off the job due to incompetence......

then they lost their 350 acre farm that they put up for the performance bond....

all this grief and pain ----
just to play in crap and look like a big shot......



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a friend of mine is an attorney that one of the things they do is go after money owed by contractors to subs, and they do compliance work..
many contracts with municipalities or have anything todo with public projects, its mandatory you continue to work regardless if you get paid or not, WTF, but apparently thats the norm, so if you dont have enough cash to get you through the project till you can get payments straightened out, you can lose everything you own...
even some small projects that fall into that area have crazy contracts that can put you in the poor house...
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a friend of mine is an attorney that one of the things they do is go after money owed by contractors to subs, and they do compliance work..
many contracts with municipalities or have anything todo with public projects, its mandatory you continue to work regardless if you get paid or not, WTF, but apparently thats the norm, so if you dont have enough cash to get you through the project till you can get payments straightened out, you can lose everything you own...
even some small projects that fall into that area have crazy contracts that can put you in the poor house...
Over here you do a construction contract with the government and they don't pay their bills. They just released a pilot so the government would pay. Soon that law will be in effect of something crazy like that!

Speaking of which I have to send a reminder to the curator of the winterization job. I didn't get my check yet.
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Over here you do a construction contract with the government and they don't pay their bills. They just released a pilot so the government would pay. Soon that law will be in effect of something crazy like that!

Speaking of which I have to send a reminder to the curator of the winterization job. I didn't get my check yet.



I have had some people try and pull the 30 day or 60 day time to pay( grace period) when we sit down to sign the contract, and I straighten them out that payments are on MY time table and if they dont pay I dont work or will remove what I installed ....
why didnt you collect a check before or right after the job was done?
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I have had some people try and pull the 30 day or 60 day time to pay( grace period) when we sit down to sign the contract, and I straighten them out that payments are on MY time table and if they dont pay I dont work or will remove what I installed ....
why didnt you collect a check before or right after the job was done?
I dealt with an employee, she doesn't write them.
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The SAGA continues!

All of a sudden I get 2 pictures this afternoon in a text message. Seriously why the heck is this story so slow???

Ok it's easy for me... make a hole though the shower...

Better yet not even reply to this guy. He probably shopped everyone in town and he's looking for a fool to take on this job.


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@Master Mark, @ShtRnsdownhill would you contact the guy?
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@Master Mark would you contact the guy? What about you Mr. downhill?

By the way it's a fancy faucet, it it's not a shower head washer, I won't have parts...2 visits 2 bills.
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@Master Mark, @ShtRnsdownhill would you contact the guy?
sure, why not, you dont know his story till you contact him, may be a great payer or could be a jackass, but unless you have so much business you are turning customers away , there is no reason not to spend 5 minutes to possibly get a good paying job, or to cross him off the list...
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if they dont pay I dont work or will remove what I installed ....
why didnt you collect a check before or right after the job was done?
In my state you neither of those options are legally available.
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