Legal

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

selling a division of your remodeling company to an employee can be good

Selling a division to a trusted employee like Jason DeLong (pictured here) gives peace of mind that your hard work will be in good hands.

You’re ready to sell part of your remodeling business, and an employee is interested in buying. But where do you start?

It was too obvious to miss.

canary signs thought leaders pro remodeler

10 indicators that show remodelers current and future market conditions 

Remodeling business owners reveal how they keep their production teams from being poached by other companies

a kitchen designed by Danielle Burger

A clean, transitional look from Kitchen Vitality Design. Company owner Danielle Burger had to build her client list from the ground up after relocating her successful business. 

How one kitchen designer approached moving her renowned business to achieve success 

Know the rules that govern whether or not, and how, you can monitor the activities of those who work for you

A written daily log of the who, what, and when of job progress is a good business-survival tool. Audio recordings are even better ... when they’re legal.

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