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By: Shelia C.
City Wide Elevation
The owners of city wide appear to be loving people , however the work started on my home in May of 2013 is not complete it is now April of 2014. they will not return my calls. the insulation under the house is falling. Some items were taken from my house by the workers has not been returned to me even though the owner assured me she had the items in her possession. they ask for keys to my property and has not returned them. the workers destroyed several things around my home including a vegetable garden. April 29,2004 work was restarted on my property and citywide is doing a wonderful job. Hooray. the work only lasted a few weeks and stopped again without completion .it seems I will need an attorney to get the job completed.
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By: Jim C.
Quality General Construction
I have used Pete Dimitri (Quality General) several times since Katrina- large and small jobs. He has everything from painted my whole house (after heavy storm damage) to doing interior finishing work. I found him to be very conscientious and professional. I highly recommend him.
By: Dulce N.
Portillo Labor Construction Services
Portillo Labor Construction Services is the best Construction site because they have good service and they work very well on everything so i give them 5 stars!!!
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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