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Home Improvement Success: Hire a Qualified, Reputable Contractor

Mortise, Carmen F.

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ISBN 10: 1587212013 / ISBN 13: 9781587212017
Published by 1st Book Library, 2000
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Title: Home Improvement Success: Hire a Qualified, ...

Publisher: 1st Book Library

Publication Date: 2000

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 0th Edition.

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Synopsis:

Learn the six essential steps to hiring a contractor who will turn your dreams into successful home improvements.

Hire a Qualified, Reputable Contractor takes the contractual principles used by construction professionals and puts them to work for you and your contractor.That's right-for both of you. The objective of this book is to provide you with a tool that helps to create a mutually satisfactory business relationship between homeowner and contractor.

Hire a Qualified, Reputable Contractor offers a process for helping you get that garage, addition, kitchen, bath, or house built or renovated without disappointment and financial disaster: Support Documents and Forms

Hire a Qualified, Reputable Contractor provides a variety of support documents and forms that are designed to help you put the recommended strategies into action.

Support documents and forms are collected at the end of this book.

All support documents and forms are perforated for easy removal.

Chief among these support documents is the model contract agreement that you will complete to protect yourself. A variety of other support documents and forms will facilitate your efforts to manage your contractor and to improve the odds of a home-improvement success:

Needs Assessment Action Plan

Bid Request Form

Preferred Contractor Worksheet

Pre-Qualification Memo and Data Collection Form

Model Contract Agreement

Job Performance Check

Bid Clarification Worksheet

Bid Comparison Spreadsheet

Lien Release

Daily Progress Report

Project Close-Out Form

From the Author:

American homeowners spend more than $100 billion annually on home improvement projects. Unfortunately, according to the National Council of Better Business Bureaus, the home improvement industry ranks third in the list of most problematic and investigated consumer industries.

Hiring the wrong contractor and failing to define a business deal with any contractor can be costly mistakes with disastrous long-term consequences.

The strategies and tools provided in this book are like a suit of armor:If you use them, you will improve the likelihood of avoiding much unnecessary expense and improve the odds that a contractor will meet your expectations.

Good News

The good news is that there are plenty of honest, hardworking, and qualified contractors who will welcome the opportunity to enter into a professional agreement with you.

Helping you to find these contractors and to build that agreement is this book's mission.

I wish you security, peace, and joy in your home.

Carmen F. Mortise, President

Construction Solutions Incorporated

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