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Old 12-19-2010, 09:23 PM   #21
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Havent had this problem, but last month we were involved in a major renovation. The HO moved out, during construction. We had about 2 days left but friday came, they moved in over the weekend. The house had a lockbox, so Monday we went in the house, just as normal. HO freaked out on me, when she came home for lunch and we were in their house. They ended up changing the locks, so we could no longer get in, without them there watching us.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:47 PM   #22
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Havent had this problem, but last month we were involved in a major renovation. The HO moved out, during construction. We had about 2 days left but friday came, they moved in over the weekend. The house had a lockbox, so Monday we went in the house, just as normal. HO freaked out on me, when she came home for lunch and we were in their house. They ended up changing the locks, so we could no longer get in, without them there watching us.
We've had clients move in as much as 6 weeks early. If there was ever a profit killer, that's it.

As far as clients on the job to watch, one of the contractors that I work with on a regular basis has a standing rule that everybody stops for lunch when the client comes on the job. It can make for some long afternoons if you have lunch at 9;30 in the morning, but the client gets the idea very quickly that he's interrupting progress.
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.... she called wanting to know why i wasnt on site and her tile was sitting in the driveway ...... reason being the tile supplier doesnt ship it themselves they hire a courier who only drops it in the driveway and wont take it inside... i had to call around at 430 on a friday to see who on the crew was still working to get one of them over there to move the tile inside
It's really none of her business where the tile is. If it's in the drive way and gets destroyed, thats your problem, and your dime to repair it.
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:01 PM   #24
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Give her a price for the solution that will solve her problems.
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:02 PM   #25
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Sounds like the GC has let this job get way out of hand.
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:34 PM   #26
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could be, but we have 2 or 3 days of work left on the outside and i have 1 day or so on the inside, everything else is up to the subs
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How long this job been going on? I've seen a few instances were the job been going on, way past it's due date and the HO would do something like this to speed up the process because they're fed up with work being dragged out,or they been paying storage fees or inconveniencing other parties where they stay or store theirs stuff. If you a sub-contractor on the job and GC on the job doesn't know what he is doing or dragged this job out... and if you should have been there a month ago, I can see the HO frustration and you just caught in the middle of this. You should bring your concerns to your GC...
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Wow. Not fun. My stock reply in cases like this is "Our insurance doesn't cover you so I can't have you on the job site." And with the phone calls daily... CO that covers the PITA fee.
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How long this job been going on? I've seen a few instances were the job been going on, way past it's due date and the HO would do something like this to speed up the process because they're fed up with work being dragged out,or they been paying storage fees or inconveniencing other parties where they stay or store theirs stuff. If you a sub-contractor on the job and GC on the job doesn't know what he is doing or dragged this job out... and if you should have been there a month ago, I can see the HO frustration and you just caught in the middle of this. You should bring your concerns to your GC...
I was thinking along the same thing. A GC that I do jobs for takes about 3x too long to get things done, But he does a great job in standing in between the HO and the trades. I do find that most HO do see the trades that try to keep to the schedules and don't cause much trouble for us.

In addition, It seems that the higher-end the house is, the more the HO is around and stirring things up. They do not care about the rules, that is for the little guys to deal with and no one can tell them otherwise. They are not the ones who will get charged or get a fee (by OSHA or others), nor will they pay for it. Giving that MO, I do plan for it on those jobs.
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our end of the project is definitely high end.. the siding detail , the decks are composite with all pt clad in azec. high end trim. tile is high end custom built showers and tub. the one thing i would say is low end is the cabinets.. they are custom but partcle board crap... the crown is nothing more than a flat stock sitting on an angle...

were near the end anyhow. and i finished today . columns have crown and started the azec cladding on the front deck. tommorrow or wednesday surgery. the weather is gonna be realy ****ty here tommorrow so ill be backframing on a total reno around the corner
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Just for general info, the site which we did 300 homes, we had 12 weeks from excavation to closing.

No exceptions, no extensions, better get 'er done. Too much pressure. We were closing 5 homes every two weeks.
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Just for general info, the site which we did 300 homes, we had 12 weeks from excavation to closing.

No exceptions, no extensions, better get 'er done. Too much pressure. We were closing 5 homes every two weeks.
My BIL is a masonry contractor in OK. Before the crash, he and his crew were doing all of the brick on/in three houses a week: brick veneer exterior and a fireplace inside, two days/house.

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