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Old 12-18-2010, 02:39 PM   #31
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My point is not that this contractor is right but, instead that the home owner should pull him up and lock him down to a deadline that has a specific time frame on the job. If there has not been a time line determined and written out the courts will have nothing to base the judgment on. It could be that when the home owner hired him, the home owner was thinking 6 weeks and the contractor was thinking 12. It does not mean either one is wrong unless the time line is written down. Again all of my contracts have time lines written out and specific dates on when the required parts of a job are to be finished. A perfect example of this happened this summer. The client wanted a new tub and had a specific one picked out and said "How long will it take?" My answer was 2 days. He said great and wanted me to start that Monday. The tub was on order and took 8 weeks to get in... Does this mean I was behind on my job?

Again I emphasize that I am not backing up this Contractor- My advice is to the OP question on what I thought she should do and why? My answer is to not threaten court and meet with the contractor to set a specific deadline. My reasoning is that with out this dead line I feel she does not have a leg to stand on it court.

Bud- I come here to give advice not to have my English and Grammar critiqued. If you would like to be the Grammar police the please let me know and I will be glad to correct your post. I also tend to stay in the post till the end to make sure that the home owner understands what I am saying. I am still waiting for a response from you on how you can apply Kerdi to backer board that is already there take it up the wall and attach tile matching to the tile that is already attached directly to the wall. I will be the first to admit that I use spell check and grammar check on all documents.

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Old 12-18-2010, 02:54 PM   #32
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If you think that "once or twice a week, and then for only half a day!" is "a steady pace" when the project is already months behind schedule, then please let me know the name of your firm and all your subs so that I can make sure I don't accidentally hire you.
Trust me when I am on a job then the job is completed on schedule but, I also have the schedule written down and all of the trucks have an outline of every job they are on. My job tickets are something like this
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Start date
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Final- Expected: Completed:
Payments- First Second Final
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Every job is required to turn one in and every day a Progress sheet is written up on the Job and turned in.

I just think that unfortunately with out a time line the HO will loose in court... It is sad IMHO but I feel this way
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:46 PM   #33
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What a colorful thread... thanks for everyone's input. I talked to my lawyer today and we have agreed on a course of action.

Some of y'all have jumped the gun here. The goal is not to start out threatening a lawsuit, the goal is to stay out of court entirely... every lawyer I've ever worked with has this as the first goal, whenever possible. It's the last resort.

However, talking to a lawyer was the right course of action and I hope together the three of us (or four if he brings on his own counsel) will be able to work this out amiably.
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Surprises me that a guy in pursuit of and receiving "TWO DEGREES" obviously never took a course in spelling or English grammar. Also surprises me that a guy is comfortable with being a defendant and going to court routinely.
Dear Bud,

Again, you're extremely off-base here, and you're hectoring of "Docwhitley" will not lend any level of seriousness or credibility to your ideas. But thank you for your repeated participation in the thread.

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Congratulations on your academic and professional successes. In my opinion, more DIYers should strive for second degrees (or first degrees, as the case may be). Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

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Again, you're extremely off-base here, and you're hectoring of "Docwhitley" will not lend any level of seriousness or credibility to your ideas. But thank you for your repeated participation in the thread.
OK, I apologize but boasting of one's credentials with such obvious inabilities to deliver never did lend credibility to one's words either. I seriously doubt the degrees actually exist. Sorry I once again spoke the truth. I'll try to refrain from being too honest in the future. I doubt that I'm off base at all to tell you the truth but still the apology stands if that'll help you to feel good about your shin kickin' me. I am a better man for it.

As far as my credibility...
I also doubt you are the one to judge my credibility so I'll let my participation here stand on its own merits.

And don't call me "Dear"...it makes you sound like a fag.
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Well, I'm glad we were both able to handle this situation like adults.
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Sounds like you hired a company that is a sinking ship.

Main red flag here is the "Cashflow" problems means he's likely robbing Peter to pay Paul.

There should have been a contract with a timeline, an upfront payment and progress payments. The payments should cover what he needs to get done and there should be no cashflow issues unless he is using the money you give him to cover losses on another sinking job.

Hope you got everything worked out without too much of a hassle.

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