christianscott27 Posted December 6, 2006 Author Share Posted December 6, 2006 lemme tell ya a story about contractors... Things started out brilliant and then stop and started, I never knew which day they'd show up or not. Still though they were so close, the framing, the drywall, insulation and electric were done. All they really needed to do was plaster and tie up a few carpentry details and it was all set. Well monday morning the foreman and his helper show up at 8AM, great they're getting an early start I thought. Then he tells me the company I've signed a contract with is no more, they're disolving he says. They've come for their tools! Well damn thats a fine way to start the week, so we get our lawyer on the case to sort out the messy parts.... Believe it or not this may well turn out to be a good thing, the payment plan was in 1/3s. One 1/3 to start, 1/3 after plaster and the final 1/3 after they had swept up and walked me thru my new room. So basically they did 70% of the work for 1/3 of the pay, and they left behind most of the materials to finish the job. Its still a bit of a gray area but our lawyer essentially says that they've already breached the contract and arent entitled to jack, we've got a certified letter heading their way. The foreman told me they all got screwed out of their pay and the owner is half a million in debt, he wants to finish the job acting as his own company but I'm not sure I want to be involved in the drama. Once I get the old contract voided me and my extra funds will be shopping around for another crew to do the final work. Hopefully I can get extra couple grand to throw towards the flooring or furniture. I guess theres a law that no major project can go off without a hitch, I dont know what the lesson here is but I'm hopeful I'll come out ahead. Heh, anyways I gotta post pictures right? heres the two new windows they did on their last working day Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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