Construction disputes can be quite costly to resolve. Your time, money and resources all can diminish while you try to hash out a workable solution to appease a disgruntled client.
Whether you use social media platforms to promote your contracting business or not, you need to be aware of the many different ways that these sites can affect your business. For good or for ill, social media is a powerful force to manage.
Florida contractors can wind up embroiled in all sorts of lawsuits that can be deleterious to their companies and their reputation in the industry. Ideally, you want to proactively protect yourself from these vulnerabilities, but some may be inevitable.
Perhaps to few contractors' surprise, a recent study revealed that the primary reason for most construction disputes was the changing scope of the project. We have dealt with the problem of scope creep before in our posts. It's easy to see why this foments so many issues between clients and contractors.
As a South Florida contractor, you undoubtedly run into your share of undocumented immigrants looking for work. You may have even hired some to flesh out a skeleton crew during busy times.
As a contractor, your business thrives because your work is free from errors. Costly construction defects are anathema to reputable contractors whose reputation rides on their finished work.
Disgruntled clients come with the territory for contractors. While the majority of your clients will be well-satisfied with your building efforts, a small subset of your customers may seem to never be satisfied with the quality of your work.
Very few companies or individuals are able to donate their services gratis. Most general contractors (GC) and subcontractors need to show up on the clock and await payment. But a problem arises when there is too much delay between work performed and payment rendered.
As a contractor, do you ever feel as if you are wearing too many hats? You may want to remain fully involved in all aspects of your thriving business, but are you doing yourself a disservice with this approach?
Contractors who are also business owners frequently find themselves wearing many different hats. They must be ready to go out into the field and inspect the project underway, but they must also be able to play the role of administrator of their contracting businesses. When a disgruntled client complains about a problem, they have to also be able to quickly and civilly respond to the situation.