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By: N E.
Competitive Housing
Me and my husband bought a modular home from this company and it is far from what we expected. It is completely ridiculous the way we have been treated, as if we were the problem. The owner of Competitive Housing even REFUSED to come and view the problems stating (and I quote) that it was "not his job". I feel that people should be warned. This company uses a christian persona to fool people and trick them into thinking they are good salt of the earth people. They are not. They lie, they manipulate and they trick you into thinking that your house being a disaster is your fault.
By: Robin R.
King's Construction
Very prompt with coming out to my home for an estimate, but 1 month out, I have yet to receive the detailed estimate. Contacted several times asking when the estimate would be available and the first response was ASAP and then a week later it was tomorrow or the day after . Now, after 1 month, Still nothing. If your not in a hurry, then maybe this guy would be fine, but if not, then choose another contractor.
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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