A California Contractor’s Best Potential Remedy to be Paid During This Economy

Being a residential contractor in this economy, getting paid on foreclosed or failed projects can be difficult — be informed on a bonded stop notice. By John E. Bowerbank For years, unpaid contractors for construction projects have had the unique ability to record a mechanic’s lien against the property, making the contractor a secured creditor prior to getting a judgment, and therefore usually forcing the owner to pay the contractor to avoid a foreclosure of the mechanic’s lien.  However, in this economy, many owners have no problem walking away from the…

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Generate Leads with Community Outreach

Using unique and interesting marketing tactics in your surrounding neighborhoods can create new leads and drive business. By Morgan Zenner For years, contractors have found ways to make their presence known in neighborhoods with yard signs and logoed trucks. However, there are more direct ways to say hello to the neighbors and create goodwill with potential clients. Generally speaking, if you’re already working in an area, there’s a good chance the homeowners nearby could use your services. Grocery lists stick “Everyone grocery shops,” is a revelation that Larry Dorfman, MCR, CKBR and…

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The Importance of High-Quality Paint for Remodeling Jobs

A successful remodeling job begins with good product preparation—starting with premium paint. By Joe Richardson Painting contractors should know that to fully satisfy customers, they must deliver on quality above all else. Ensuring that you have the project properly set up, along with the right equipment and products, will lead to a project’s on-time completion and a satisfied client. Premium paint is just as important, and professionals will see various benefits by relying on high-quality paint, as it has the potential to give remodeling professionals high margins of return with…

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