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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
There's only *one* product that I recommend (I very, very strongly recommend it) for construction contracts and that's the Construction Contract Writer.
Please do not *EVER* rely on a 'one-size-fits-all' contract for your construction company!
construction companies are different and all construction companies
must have contracts that are designed to that company's needs - not a
contract that is designed for the masses.
No one wants to get hit
between the eyes thinking that a clause in the 'one-size-fits-all' would
protect them from a certain situation ... only to find out that it
'One-size-fits-all' contracts will *never* cover 100% of your bases.
If something goes sideways you could be looking at a *significant* cost in legal issues, even if the
contract you got was free!
Relying on a 'one-size-fits-all' contract that covers the
construction laws for any state other than the one you're contracting in
isn't going to cut it.
Same with having the same 'one-size-fits-all' that your neighbor construction company uses.
simply won't work. There will be clauses that are missing that your
company needs for its protection as well as clauses that are written
incorrectly ergo again leaving you unprotected, there'll be the wrong
size or color of a particular string of text (California, not sure which
other states, actually governs the size of font that you have to use
for certain clauses), or a word or two will be missing from a
state-required clause, etc. - and all of a sudden you're going to find
yourself on the wrong side of the Judge's ruling!
You must have a contract that isn't going to put you at risk with your customers or with your subcontractors.
You need a contract that 'has its t's crossed and its i's dotted' ;o)
It bears repeating... you must have a contract that won't put you at risk
with your customers or with your subcontractors. In addition the
contract must meet your state's requirements in order to be valid. A contract written to *your* company's needs.
Thanks to the advent of the Internet, you no longer have to go the expense of an attorney to accomplish this once-formidable task.
the comfort of your own office you'll quickly and easily create customized contracts for every project/customer, as well as for each
subcontractor if applicable, and all of the contracts will be tailored to your company's best interests.
I do believe that you'll be pleasantly surprised at the low cost and the terrific capabilities of the program. Click here for more information.
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
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.