• 1.Mesco Intergrated Materials Solutions

    2401 Lapeer Rd


    1.27 mi

    Founded in 1945, Manufacturers Equipment and Supply Company is one of the leading industrial supply and logistics companies in North America. The firm provides materials and progressive solutions for

  • 2.Mesco

    G10800 S Saginaw Rd

    Grand Blanc,MI

    6.54 mi

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By: Katie V.
Rutherford Home Inspection Service
Mike is great! He makes buying a house less stressful by giving taking the time to inspect everything in the house. He gives a great report for you and pays attention to detail. I used him to look at two houses, and he gives you his honest opinion so you know exactly what you are getting into when buying a house. He gives great recommendations on how to repair things also. I highly recommend him and will use him in the future if I purchase a different home.
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By: Devon T.
Rutherford Home Inspection Service
Very professional and easy to schedule appointments with. Mike was very personable and even gave me a discount on my second inspection fee because the first one didn't work out for the home purchase! What a nice guy. I definitely recommend Rutherford Inspections. I know who to use in the future... thank you!!
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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