08/07/2017
By: Lacy M.
Dan Mullen Construction
We hired Dan to install our fence posts and build our fence gates. He was very helpful through the whole process and communicated very well. He went over-and-above to make sure we were getting the finished product we were looking for. He had a very busy schedule, but always found time to squeeze us in between other pre-scheduled jobs, which we greatly appreciated! Dan offered advise as we needed it and was overall great to work with!
11/02/2012
By: jodydraper69
Brigham Construction
Full service contractors and property inspectors. As a Realtor, I have experienced their services on an ongoing basis and have found them to be very reliable and good people to work with. I recommend you give them a try. And tell them Jody Draper sent you. You will be glad you did.
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04/21/2016
By: Mike R.
Dan Mullen Construction
Never returns calls. Doesn't show to the work. As a Californian, I can tell you this is what to expect of the Oregon worker. I have resorted to home advisor. Twice the price, but they deliver.
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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