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By: heartnbutterfly
Streetman Construction
Johnathin did all of the work we needed on our newly purchased house in June 2012 - took up damaged flooring at entry of front door & put tile down, rehung both the front & back doors, purchased & put up a new exterior door by our laundry room, & repaired rotting wood at the bottom 1/2 of both our front & back doors, poured a concrete 1/2 step outside our front door, & hung up rain divertors over both the front & back doors. He & his son did quick & great work!
By: steve.fruge.73
Tag Homes Inc
Fantastic Home Builder ! This locally owned small business specializes in building Upscale Custom Homes. TAG Homes, Inc. is owned & operated by Thomas "Tommy" A. Gennusa, lll . He and his staff of professionals make sure that every client feels comfortable and respected. #1 Builder in Old Metairie !Steve & Michelle Fruge'
By: Johnny G.
Southern Construction Of Metairie
My interactions have be positive so far, with these guys on our project, responsive and professional.
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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