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stevensstuartharold Sep 30, 10:30 a.m.
Pay on weekly draw system. The government does it and you don't see them getting screwed.
Luv2Camp Sep 29, 6:44 p.m.
They key is to pay as you go. About 10 years back, I trusted a "friend" to do some work for me. I paid him in full for the job as he WAS a family friend. He came up with excuse after excuse after excuse. I finally was FORCED to fire him when he put my kids' health in jeopardy. I got most of the money back through a threat of a lawsuit. Lesson learned - friend or not, pay only 10% down and then pay as the contract completes the job. Learn from me and don't make my mistakes....particularly with "friends".
HangOnThere Sep 29, 9:06 a.m.
There's an NC Landscape Contractor Registration Board for a reason! The good, honest, experienced people who know what they're doing are Registered Landscape Contractors; same with Irrigation contractors.
BBB means nothing. It has no power, just a rating/arbitration service and businesses have to PAY to be a "member". There are plenty of honest businesses who refuse to pay exorbitant BBB dues just for their blessing.
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03