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stevensstuartharold Sep 30, 2010
Pay on weekly draw system. The government does it and you don't see them getting screwed.
Luv2Camp Sep 29, 2010
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, 2010
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: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2015-01-14 14:37:58