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How to get paid on an overdue bill

A reality of doing business is that, at some point, you’ll have a customer who can’t or won’t pay their bill. Which approach is best depends on the situation, the customer and your overall goals. A contractor’s first and best option is a construction (mechanic’s) lien. The best way to protect yourself is to make … Continue reading

How to use a mechanic’s lien

Mechanic’s lien laws are state laws that provide remodelers a way to get paid for labor, material, skill, equipment and machinery furnished in the improvement of property. This includes construction, remodeling and repair of any building on the property as well as excavation and landscaping of the land itself. Mechanic’s liens are powerful because the … Continue reading

Contracts: An Underused Contractor’s Tool

Before you begin work for a customer, it’s crucial to have a contract in place. A contract protects you and your customer by setting out, ahead of time, the expectations you both have. While some parts of your contracts will change depending on the type of work, the size of the project, or your business … Continue reading