I would highly suggest that as a sub you join your local chapter if there is one in your area. They offer great benefits to helping your business. Contracts, tax laws, licensing changes, ideas for improvement in bidding, accounting, job costing from other trades as well as your competitors. There are other financial type benefits in discounts on different things like Verizon wireless, Sherwin Williams paint and depending on the area insurance discounts. There is a lot more than what I just described but it is an organization that creates strength through numbers and allows a sub to perform on a more level playing field than the tilted one that is often created by the GCs.
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Spearin part one has been executed and now the city, the GC, and the substandard supplier are now piled together in one lawsuit. Spearin part deux seems to be a possibility with the architect who failed to correctly draw the plans.
So, an architect forgets to draw control joints and points to a general boilerplate language that mentions control joints but nothing else. Somehow this ends bypasses not only the architect who was on-site weekly for a year, the General Contractor and gets laid completely at the feet of the subcontractor as being their fault. What’s […]