ugh, I can't even fathom doing a project with the homeowner installing fixtures or anything else in the middle of the project.hauoli63 said:We require our homeowner's to pull the permit IF they want to do a portion of the work themselves such as setting fixtures.
That's a really good summation of who a homeowner who wants to be a GC on their project in order to save money is. Also exactly the description of the customer I would thank for his time and walk away from, actually run away from as fast as possible.RJS said:I guess some homeowners are willing to take the time out of their day and go thru the process to pull a permit for their project, and then deal with getting bids and deciding who to go with on each phase of construction...many are not.
Most want one person to handle all of the headaches and be the go-to man/woman when decisions need to be made or when problems arise. I have worked with both kinds, and as long as its clear what portion of the job I'm responsible for, I'm willing to let the homeowner get his hands dirty.
I'll give you an example, - - the job I'm doing right now is a small addition, - - the homeowner just wants the 'shell' built, - - complete and weatherproof, - - he wants to do all the inside work himself (including the electric). Therefore I told him to go get the permits and call me when they're ready. He's allowed to 'sign off' on the electric, - - I'm not.747 said:See this makes no sense to me. If i'm a homeowner and i'm hiring you to do a job and it requires a permit I'm not going up there and messing with that paper work. Thats what i'm paying you for.......Does that make sense.
Well, - - because the pay is the same (my call), - - and if 'I' were the contractor I would have to get the 'stamp' of a licensed electrician to get the paperwork approved, - - and most licensed electricians aren't interested in stamping work that the homeowner is actually performing, - - simply too much liability.Teetorbilt said:Tom, why not take that as a contractor and let him do the finish work on his own?