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A construction lawyer outlines three options for settling a dispute over a non-paying client.

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Remodeling Mastery Forums offers a unique business opportuniy for remodelers

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An arbitration panel awarded Dreamstyle Remodeling last week on the basis of wrongful contract termination.

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Construction lawyer Thomas Croessmann walks contractors through 5 tips on setting up a system for collecting payments from clients.

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These suggestions from an attorney (who specializes in remodeling) may surprise you

Angry remodeler

Collecting funds from a client who refuses to pay is an all-to-common problem. Here are insights into some right...and (very) wrong ways to get that last payment.

Remodeler murdered

The mainstream media isn't always kind to contractors. But what about difficult homeowners? What about homeowners who are even worse than that?

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U.S. Department of Labor releases a final rule on independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act to go into effect March 8, 2021.

legal advice from a remodeling legal expert

Understanding your legal exposure is the first step toward reducing the risk of not getting paid—or worse, ending up liable for something you didn’t cause.

There are two provisions in most every construction contract that you better understand

osha inspectors can issue violations to remodelers

Complying with OSHA’s safety rules requires planning, training and (most of all) supervision

insurance audits for remodelers determines risk

An insurance audit is your carrier’s way of determining how much risk they insured over the past year, and often includes a close look at your company’s sales and payroll numbers.

Why taking a second look at your insurance audit is worth the effort

Breaking up is hard to do, especially in business. These 3 tips make it easier.

Remodelers should forget every city ordinance that requires a certain exterior building material, because they no longer matter

blockchain could change remodeling with smart contracts

The contract of the future could be a blockchain-verified digital document with embedded, executable code 

New rules could make drone use more attractive for remodeling companies. But knowing your rights is critical.

the importance of contract signatures before work

In order to protect yourself, request that both spouses be available to sign the contract. Another option is electronic signatures, which are now generally recognized as originals. Source: goodluz / stock.adobe.com

Should you start work on a project if you are missing one of the homeowners’ signatures on the contract? No. Here’s why.

Should you cash a final check marked “paid in full” if you dispute the amount that’s owed?  

What does a 25% chance of recession mean for a remodeling business? If there were the same odds of bad weather, a car accident, or cancer, what would you do differently?  

Arbitration may historically be the favorite method of construction pros, but it comes with some troubling issues

...and really all contractors

know when to say no to a remodeling client

The prequalifying questionnaire also provides an opportunity to preview homeowners’ communication style

Taking on the wrong remodeling job can hurt your profits and company morale. But how do you know when a project isn’t a good fit?

cyberattacks can be costly to remodelers

How remodelers can better protect themselves against cyber threats

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