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Certified Payroll Forms
Change Order Forms
Articles and answers to questions about changes in the scope of work during ongoing projects
Please do not *EVER* rely on a 'one-size-fits-all' contract for your construction company!
All construction projects are unique - there will never be two that progress in exactly the same manner.
This is the same for all contractors. They're unique and you'll never find two that operate the same way.
Unique projects and unique contractors require unique contracts that conform to their state's requirements.
It used to be crazy expensive to hire an attorney to draft contracts so most companies just use the same contract for project after project, subcontractor after subcontractor.
And truth be told it is still crazy expensive to hire an attorney. The difference is that now you don't have to.
There's a program titled Construction Contract Writer that creates your contracts for you, as many as you need and/or want - without ever worrying about crazy legal fees again and for that matter no longer worrying that your contracts meet the needs of the project.
When you put your contract out there for signature you need to know that it's legal and binding and that there's nothing that can get you in trouble with the license board/law.
Your contract must have its t's crossed and its i's dotted
States have individualized requirements as to what is, and is not, allowed in contracts for construction.
- There are requirements for the size of the font, whether or not the text is bold, and so on.
- There are requirements as to what has to be included as an attachment
- There are requirements as to what has to be included directly in the contract
The list goes on. Please take a look at Construction Contract Writer before hiring an attorney and before relying on a 'one-size-fits-all' template.
Articles and answers to questions about contract requirements
Employment Application Forms
Articles and answers to questions about employment
This eBook is the Definitive Guide to "Get Paid!"
This is an in-depth eBook about how to get paid when dealing with difficult customers. It's written toward restoration contractors but the insights are very helpful for all construction contractors no matter the trade.
I was lucky enough to be invited to contribute to this book with a couple of my own articles! You might think that would make me biased but I gotta say that this book truly does have terrific articles, suggestions, and wonderful guidance on getting paid (and I'd still say the same even if I wasn't in the book). ;o)
Click through to see a list of the wonderful contributors to this book. Also here's a link to the IAQRadio segment on the book.
Articles and answers to questions about construction invoices and project billing
Joint Check Agreement Forms
Articles and answers to questions about joint check agreements
Labor Release Forms
Letter of Transmittal Forms
Lien Waiver Release Forms
Articles and answers to questions about waiving and releasing lien rights
Mechanic's Lien Forms
Articles and answers to questions about mechanic's liens
Notice of Completion Forms
Articles and answers to questions about notices of completion
Notice to Owner Forms (WA)
Order to Stop Payment Forms
Order to Stop Work Forms
Forms for Property Owners
California Legal Notice of Non-Responsibility
Articles and answers to questions about the legal notice of non-responsibility
Preliminary Notice Forms
Articles and answers to questions about preliminary notice law
Proof of Service Forms
Articles and answers to questions about proposals, bidding, estimating
Request for Information Forms
Time Cards / Time Sheets
These are forms / documents that you download to your computer and use with the listed software programs - you must have *your* computer (the computer that the forms are stored on) to use these forms.
Using these forms on a computer was all the rage for many years and
lots of my customers still find them useful. But I've licensed a couple
companies to carry these same forms because they have better options for
how to use the forms. I've included links to these partners of mine on
this page as well as an explanation of each (apps and browser/cloud)
These are forms that work on your smart devices as apps - no matter
where you are you can fill in the app on your phone/tablet and it
converts your information into a beautiful, printable, e-mail-able
document; you and your customer can sign it directly on the device with
your finger or a stylus and you can use these apps *without* an internet connection.
When internet access does become available (or should you use data)
you'll be able to email the filled-in and signed form from your
phone/tablet to your customer, your office, your home, wherever you'd
like to send it.
the time cards/time sheets app and your employees will be able to sign
and submit their time cards/time sheets in the same manner! That alone
makes it worth it to check these out. Imagine how happy your workers
would be not having to trek a time card into the office every week, and
how much happier your office employees will be when they don't have to
touch those icky, greasy time cards - just print an employee's filled-in
time sheet from online ...ick and grease not included.
These are forms that don't require that you download anything to either
your computer or your phone/tablet - wherever internet access is
available (or data if you use it on your smart devices) fill in the
forms from within a browser (on *any* computer or device) and then
print, email, etc. the form; it allows for excellent collaboration with coworkers and customers even when everyone is spread across the world.
The forms are saved in a private cloud that you're given which allows
you to share your documents with others, and everyone can sign the same
document no matter where they are. Edit them any time you'd like from
any computer or smart device. They're super simple to use and yet can
help you to accomplish so much more than you might imagine.
am always happy to chat about creating custom forms whether it be for your
Word/Excel/Adobe or apps for your smart devices or for your browser / cloud. Please contact me here for more info.