Do NOT let the GC control the narrative completely. There are some GCs who will literally throw the nearest sub within reach under the bus. The owner only hears from the GC typically so they typically believe what they are being told. NOTHING stops you from going to an owner’s meeting. Sometimes going straight to the owner and around the GC. If you are being taken advantage of think outside the box and get your money. Gensrate will help fix some of this over time as the costs for bidding go up for the unethical GCs and down for those who see you as a partner and not the target of a scam.
You might also like
For some reason there seems to be a trend among architects to deny responsibility for poor design. Instead they would prefer to off load it to the sub-contractors. Have some pride and quit throwing the subs under the bus.
It isn’t bad enough that the owners don’t have to pay the GC or the subcontractors for retention until AFTER the GC sends an actual request. Most good GCs will do so upon substantial completion and occupancy permits are granted. The bad ones take their time because it doesn’t hurt them to hold onto your […]
That was before. This is now. Your previous 18 months of no payment is negated by the fact “I’m now working on this and getting up to speed”. Your logic is rejected. Wholly and then some. Spearin has emboldened the weak to fight for that which they have already earned. Be careful of those you […]