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Forum topic by Al Killian posted 07-23-2008 02:28 AM 1631 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Al Killian

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07-23-2008 02:28 AM

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I am looking for help on making/ getting a contract. Right now I just type it up on excel or word and print it out.This does not in any way look professional. If you do not mind, I would like to know what you use or a plsce where they have some.

-- Owner of custom millwork shop


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motthunter

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#1 posted 07-23-2008 02:34 AM

You can get standard contract forms at an office supply store or on line.

-- making sawdust....

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#2 posted 07-30-2008 06:12 AM

I use a contract from Builder’s Books that is specifically setup with all of the verbiage for California contracts. California has lots of rules for what must go into a contract. You need to check your state to see what they require.

The contract form that I use has fields that allow me to change all of the job specific information such as the client name and address, all of the dates, payment schedules and such. I also include an attachment for each project where I detail all of the materials, door styles, drawer box types, slide type and everything else that might bite me in the butt later.

-- Joe, http://www.cft411.com

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Taigert

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#3 posted 09-12-2008 10:34 AM

Another idea is to check to see if there is a SCORE goup in your area. You can get their contact through the SBA web sites in your area. If you are not familar with SCORE, they are:
Service
Corp
of
Retired
Executives

People who have been there and done it before. They are a great source of knowledge.

Personaly I use a templete I have set up on Excel. It is linked with my bidding worksheet for job costing. I have included sections from different ideas others have given me. Then had it reviewed by a Lawyer to make sure I was within the bounds of the Law. A contracts not worth the paper its written on if you cant enforce it in court!

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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