Give him a lien notice.
If he wants to make sure he gets 'credit' for three stinking sheets of drywall, just tell him that if any of your subs must purchase additional material to complete the job, you will bill him for it.
It's a two-way street he wants to play in. Make sure he knows it's not a one-way. In other words, if the painter figures 12 gallons to paint the job, and it turns out it requires 13, then the guy needs to pony up. He opened the door...... you're entitled to walk through it.
Good for you. That's the right thing to do. Most HO's dont notice things like that, and don't realize that the more of a PITA they are, the more you will play the game that they started.I met the ho this past saturday because he wasn't happy w/ an island that was going in his kitchen, he wanted it bigger. After much discussion we both came to the conclusion that the pantry had to come out and he agreed to do that as well. While we talked and before he did tore it out I told him there would be an additional charge for the drywall and he said he understood. I should have gotten something in writing then and there but didn't have time cuz my drywaller was coming Monday, today, and I didn't have time. Figured it wouldn't be a big deal. Right now it's only 200$. I just don't want to deal w/ this crap for the rest of the job.
I was thinking about it though and something else occured to me. When I delivered the flooring to his house he notice there was 7 boxes of flooring (it was 140 sq ft for another job) left in my truck and started asking me all about it (like he thought I was stealing his floor or something! I'm going to talk to him tomorrow and just let him know the contract price is the contract price for the job regardless of whatever. If you (he/ the customer) add ANYTHING to it it's going to go up, but it's not coming down!!:thumbsup:
Why not, the job is being done at the clients house?I like to type all documents for each job but I do keep blank change orders on hand. When changes come up you should be able to quote a price on the spot...fill out form...and get signed. I usually give them till the next day to make payment. Can't expect them to have a checkbook with them at all times.
:thumbsup:I actually went over there today and talked to him and he didn't mention it once plus he signed off on the change order. Whatever, maybe I got through when I talked to him last night because he acted like there was no big deal :thumbsup:.
So I guess all is well, I'll just hope he was having a bad day and nothing like this happens on this job again! The other thing about it that was a little surprising is that I assumed we had a good relationship so this caught me off gaurd. In the long run I guess it's a good thing because it forced me to dot my I's and cross my T's. All my paperwork on this one is current :thumbup:.
Also, it wasn't about the 20$ as much as I had to nail this one right away so he didn't think anything in the future would be the same- the price is what it is and if you add to it, it will be more!