Below are answers to a list of questions that I am most frequently asked by clients
considering an improvement to their property.
Q: How do you work with customers.
A: After reviewing the your goals, budget, and time frame, as well as
discussing available alternatives
regarding building materials and methods, I will submit a detailed written bid for your
Q: How are you paid?
A: I require a signed agreement with a down payment to start work. Future
payments are tied to designated milestones in the project which are outlined in our
agreement. A final payment is held by the customer until the job is completely
finished and they are totally satisfied.
Q: What if I want to change something in my job after you start?
A: I try hard to work with clients prior to actually beginning the job, to
consider all options and accurately define the scope of work in detail. This is so
that things can be done right the first time. However, sometimes a customer will want to
make a change. If it is a minor change and prior to actual construction, I will make every
effort to incorporate the change within the original scope of the work. If however, the
change requires rework or additional building material or substantial labor, I will
require a written change order to their agreement which will clearly document the
modification and identify any change to the price of the project.
Q: If selected, how soon could you start my job?
A: I schedule all jobs in the order in which I receive the contracts. Since
I work with small crews, I typically complete one job, prior to starting the next one.
With each proposal, I will disclose my current work commitments and provide an estimated
start date and target completion date. Once I start you job, I will not begin other work
except in the case of a delay beyond my control, such as material unavailability, building
inspections, or inclement weather.
Q: Will you provide me with references from other customers?
A: I will be proud to provide you with clients you may contact regarding my work.
However, in consideration to my prior customers, I would request that this be your final
evaluation step in approving me to start your job. If you should also consider providing a
reference for me in the future, I will also extend this courtesy to you.