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By: Nina K.
Austin Roofing and Construction
Henry & I would like to thank two of the most nicest, caring & most generous people, Tim & Christine Bowen, owners of Austin Roofing and Construction.Due to much added expense because of Henry's illness, we could not afford to replace our very leaky roof. Austin Roofing came in & donated a full roof. Henry, a retired US Navy Vietnam Veteran & myself will be forever grateful.May GOD'S Blessing's forever shine on you & your family.GOD Bless America.Henry & Nina Klipple
By: marissadz
FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
I was in a pinch trying to overnight a package, and Javier was a lifesaver. He was so knowledgeable and helpful during the process. He took care of my problem in less than 5 minutes with a smile on his face. This was my best experience shipping a package and Javier deserves a round of high fives and applause for his amazing customer service!
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By: Amy W.
Mark Newman Construction
He was reliable, priced well, kept the communication lines open, and was fast. We used him to upgrade our house upon buying it. He would call or text me consistently with any updates so I knew exactly what I could do while the house was being worked on. He did it very quickly, too, which was a huge weight off my shoulders.
By: danielle_c
Burks Digital Imaging
Burk's on 6th st. in downtown Austin is one of the most reliable companies we at Mercury Permits work with. We have 'last minute' and 'emergency' prints delivered to our office 1 or 2 times a day. Often, one of the cool delivery guys is here within 30 minutes - we can't even get pizza that fast on this side of town!
By: Jessica G.
Centex Contractors
I couldn't be happier with Centex! I had them out to finish the work on my bathroom remodel that my previous contractor couldn't complete. Thanks for picking up the slack & restoring a homeowner's faith in finding a reliable contractor.
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By: Patrick S.
Joe Bland Construction, L.P
Honest people who get the job done.
Tips & Advices
If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered.
Absolutely ask. Paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. Include this payment plan in the contract, as well.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work and all costs are listed in the contract, including details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Yes. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

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