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Old 03-31-2019, 11:06 AM   #81
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Along the same lines how do you handle subs on final payments? Do you wait until the final inspection is complete, or do you pay them when they complete their portion of the project? I have been tossing this around for awhile.


Why should a sub have to wait for final inspection?
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Old 03-31-2019, 11:13 AM   #82
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The glossy home builders around here tend to make subs wait until closing.

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The Millenials, and how they act, are similar to how we might have acted way back then. But they are in their 20ís and 30ís and we were in our teens.
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Along the same lines how do you handle subs on final payments? Do you wait until the final inspection is complete, or do you pay them when they complete their portion of the project? I have been tossing this around for awhile.
Pay them when you are satisfied they have completed their portion on the job. It is your discretion to make that call if the sub has completed their job to code and to you/clients expectation. Holding money will make it hard to see them again or provide sub-par work.

Set your standard from the start and you should never have a problem. We will backcharge any sub-trade for not cleaning up after themselves. Want to see an electrician sweep up.....
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I was 18 when I became a laborer for a very large Commercial outfit. When my boss said dig here, my only question was "how wide and how deep". I literally dug until my hands were bleeding and that's the truth. My father instilled that ethic in me at a very young age. I will say my back has always been a problem. Not because of the hard work but because as a youngster I didn't use my head when working.




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Did you go over his head and get it resolved?
I have to explain that a) specs govern over plans and b) there's a cost. (there isn't, but I can fake it).
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Why should a sub have to wait for final inspection?
I took this to mean final TRADE inspection.
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Still a choice to be a bitch. No matter your circumstances

The majority of people I meet under the age of 30 or wusses. Does not bode well for construction. LOL

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