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#1 posted 11-29-2012 04:56 AM

Hi Jerry
I assume your talking about your contractor? I think The title of your post is right ”learning lessonsin business
lesson #1 most of the time verbal agreements mean nothing only written agreements are enforceable.
lesson # 2 You must have a copy signed and dated contract saying exactly what you agree on covering the where ,when,cost,material,design and measurements. It’s also important to state what will happens if the terms of your contract are not met.
lesson#3 never pay 100% of job up front and don’t pay any balance unless all products are what you contracted for.
lesson #4 always pay with check stating paid in full and get a signed and dated receipt.
lesson #5 Don’t pick up cabinets when you paid for delivery.
lesson #6 Never beg a supplier to do more work for you when they did not hold up their end of the bargain on the last job.
As a contractor of 25+ years I’ve learned you need to do business in a business like manner or people will not respect you and may try and take advantage of you. Off course I’m not an attorney so , my advise is based on my experience as a contractor and not as legal counsel. An attorney is the only person who can legal advise.
Good luck with your next project.

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