The Small Print: Dos And Don’ts For Construction Professionals On The Job!

The Small Print: Dos And Don’ts For Construction Professionals On The Job!

As an LLC or trader, you have a lot of paperwork to complete. And this is perhaps more than you might have been anticipating when you came into business.

It can therefore be tempting to take short cuts and save time sometimes by not always dotting every i and crossing every t.

But, as this article reminds us, a construction professional should remain just that – a professional, at all times.

It is in your interests, every bit as much as your clients’, to ensure that all the small print is carried out in full. After all, you are the one that could lose out if it is not!

This is a checklist of things to remember, when out on the job!

DON’TS

DON’T SKIP THE INSURANCE

You should have an insurance policy of general liability for yourself.

This is something that your client, if they know what they are doing, ought to ask for anyway.

It ensures that the client is covered if there is any accidental damage made to the property or building, whilst you are working on it.

This insurance document is vital for a contractor to have and means that your client can relax when they hire you, knowing that they won’t be left picking up the tab in the event of a mishap.

DON’T MISS OUT THE LIEN WAIVER!

When the contract has concluded, you have an obligation to give your client a lien waiver.

This is the document which verifies that the customer has paid you in full and an agreement that the job has been completed.

Don’t be tempted to skip this important legal document. It gives added protection for you as a contractor, but also offers protection to your customer as well.

DOS

DO REMEMBER TO TAKE YOUR CONTRACTOR LICENSE

It isn’t enough to have a contractor’s license. You should always carry it to any job that you go to – or even when you turn up to bid on one.

Since your clients and potential clients will want to see it, always remember to take your license out with you!

 DO USE THE BEST TOOLS YOU CAN AFFORD

You know the saying; a poor workman blames his tools?

Well, we’re here to say that actually, it is bullshit. Sort of.

In actual fact, the quality of a contractor’s tools is about as important as it can get.

So where as you, of course, need the expertise to use them correctly, the caliber of the tools you bring to the job matter immensely.

You are doing yourself and your client a disservice by using anything than the best tools for the job!

For more contractor tips, subscribe to our blog!

THE SMALL PRINT: DOS AND DON’TS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS ON THE JOB!

 As an LLC or trader, you have a lot of paperwork to complete. And this is perhaps more than you might have been anticipating when you came into business.

It can therefore be tempting to take short cuts and save time sometimes by not always dotting every i and crossing every t.

But, as this article reminds us, a construction professional should remain just that – a professional, at all times.

It is in your interests, every bit as much as your clients’, to ensure that all the small print is carried out in full. After all, you are the one that could lose out if it is not!

This is a checklist of things to remember, when out on the job!

DON’TS

DON’T SKIP THE INSURANCE

You should have an insurance policy of general liability for yourself.

This is something that your client, if they know what they are doing, ought to ask for anyway.

It ensures that the client is covered if there is any accidental damage made to the property or building, whilst you are working on it.

This insurance document is vital for a contractor to have and means that your client can relax when they hire you, knowing that they won’t be left picking up the tab in the event of a mishap.

DON’T MISS OUT THE LIEN WAIVER!

When the contract has concluded, you have an obligation to give your client a lien waiver.

This is the document which verifies that the customer has paid you in full and an agreement that the job has been completed.

Don’t be tempted to skip this important legal document. It gives added protection for you as a contractor, but also offers protection to your customer as well.

DOS

DO REMEMBER TO TAKE YOUR CONTRACTOR LICENSE

It isn’t enough to have a contractor’s license. You should always carry it to any job that you go to – or even when you turn up to bid on one.

Since your clients and potential clients will want to see it, always remember to take your license out with you!

 DO USE THE BEST TOOLS YOU CAN AFFORD

You know the saying; a poor workman blames his tools?

Well, we’re here to say that actually, it is bullshit. Sort of.

In actual fact, the quality of a contractor’s tools is about as important as it can get.

So where as you, of course, need the expertise to use them correctly, the caliber of the tools you bring to the job matter immensely.

You are doing yourself and your client a disservice by using anything than the best tools for the job!

For more contractor tips, subscribe to our blog!

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