Course curriculum

  • 1

    Overview

    • Disclaimer

    • Table of Contents for Contracts

    • The 8 Steps to Success in Residential Construction

  • 2

    CONT - Intro and How to Get Paid

    • Overview : What is a Contract and Why do I Need One?

    • What is a Customer Led Contract

    • What Needs to be in a Contract

    • Proposal Contacts

    • Construction Contracts

    • Writing Contracts and Templates

    • Customer Meetings

    • Sub Contractor /Trades Contracts

    • Supplier Contracts

    • Change Orders

    • Additions

    • Penalties and Problems

  • 3

    Setting Up Your Personal Contract

    • Will a Contract Make People Pay Me

    • I Need Money and am Afraid Using a Contract Will cost Me a Job

    • What if They Won't Follow the Contract

    • Conflict Resolution and How to Stay Out of Court

    • Customer Led Contracts

    • What Level of Detail Do I Need

    • Opening Paragraph

    • Policies and Procedures

    • Scope of Project

    • Timelines

    • Delays and Special Conditions

    • Payment Information - Coming Soon

    • Homeowner Penalties

    • Contract Signatures

  • 4

    Proposal and Construction Contracts

    • Proposal and Construction Contracts

    • What is in a Proposal Contract

    • How Do I Sell a Proposal Contract

    • What is in the Construction Contract

    • How do I Sell a Construction Contract

    • How Do I change My Business Style

    • Pre Design and Pre Construction Meetings

  • 5

    Construction Software or Paper and Pen

    • Paper or Software It Doesn't Matter but it Must have Details

    • What is Your Budget

    • Do You Have Staff or Family Helping

    • How Much Time Do You Have

    • CoConstruct

    • Smart Sheets

    • Chief Architect

    • Spreadsheets

    • Word Documents

    • Premade Contracts

    • Lawyers

  • 6

    Change Orders and Additions

    • The Value of Documentation

    • Change Orders and Customer Information

    • Change Order Description Section

    • Change Order Cost Section

    • Change Order Added Time Section

    • Additions Description Section

    • Additions Costs Section

    • Additions Added Time Section

    • Leaving Change Orders and Additions in the Job site Folder

    • Being Paid Immediately

  • 7

    Penalties and Issues

    • The Answer is Yes But With Consequences

    • Even Nice People Need Boundaries

    • Most Contractors Need Written Boundaries

    • Hire a Helper to Enforce Rules

    • Staying Neutral But Strong

    • Signing Off

    • Documents and Daily Logs