How NOT to get into trouble when working with a General Contractor

November 20, 2013

Many clients get into trouble when undertaking home repairs or home remodel, and they need to hire a contractor to do the work. Cost is usually the first thing to consider, and homeowners will "collect bids" from contractors to get the cheapest estimate. But, when it comes to working with contractors, cheapest is not always the best. 


If a contractor's estimate is significantly lower than other competing bids, that is usually a red flag regarding some defeciency in the contractors business operation, i.e. there is a reason they give cheaper estimates than other contractors. 


Before working with a contractor, take the time to collect multiple estimates, make sure the contractor carries general liability insurance for your project, and ask to see their certificate of insurance before beginning work on a project.


ELMI LAW works closely with contractors and homeowners in the Construction Industry; contact ELMI LAW to schedule a consultation regarding your construction projects. 

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