If you are looking to hire a contractor to work on your property there are some precautions that you should take before signing any contract and committing to having them perform the work. Simply because a contractor hands you a piece of paper that they want you to sign doesn’t mean that you have to agree to it. It may mean that they won’t perform the work if you don’t agree to all of …
Depending on your location and the project that you want to complete there are a variety of different building codes that you must comply with or your project may require hours of fixes or possibly even a complete tare out and do over.
For the most part these regulations help you the home owner or contractor complete a project that follows minimal requirements and standards for safety but when you get into regulations targeted at historic …
Alabama Home Builder Associations are holding Job Fairs after the States new standards against hiring illegal aliens has been enacted.
The penalty provision that would shut down a business found to hire an illegal immigrant for 15 days after the first offense. On a second offense, a contractor’s license could be suspended. On the third offense, a company would permanently lose its license to do business in Alabama.
An estimated 185,000 illegal aliens work in the Alabama Construction …
Contract completion times are one of the most common complaints by consumers however by asking a few questions up front most of the headaches can be eliminated.
Like no other business Remodeling and Building Contractors are always blamed for longer then expected completion times, delays in service while the work is being completed and delays before work begins. In some cases the blame is justified however in many cases it is just miscommunication of all of the …
Home Builders Association of Alabama
7515 Halcyon Summit Dr., Suite 200
Montgomery, AL 36117
Toll Free: 1-800-745-4222
Athens/ Limestone Home Builders Association
21672 New Garden Road
Elkmont, Alabama 35620
Baldwin County Home Builders Association
P.O. Box 1067
Fairhope, Alabama 36533
916 Plantation Blvd.
Fairhope, Alabama 36532
Fax: Tel: 334.928.9929
Blount County Home Builders Association
P. O. Box 571
Oneonta, Alabama 35121
Chilton County Home Builders Association
801 County Road 408
Clanton, Alabama 35045
Cullman County Home Builders Association
P.O. Box 1875
Cullman, Alabama 35056
Decatur Home Builders Association
Whether you are working on your own home or building homes for others one of the most important tasks in General Contracting and project management is understanding and planing your task timeline. As the saying goes you can’t put the cart before the horse but even if you know you need a horse and a cart there are so many other factors before you can take the ride.
Smaller projects like planting a garden can …
Recently someone asked if they could fire their contractor at the end of the job and withhold final payment because the finishes and decorating in the new addition they had added to their home were not of good quality and the final completion date was two months past a three month completion estimate given in the contract.
There are two questions in this question. First was the work completed in a workman like fashion and …
If you are a private contractor Health Insurance can be a big concern.
Purchasing insurance as an individual can be expensive and the availability of plans may not be the same as offered in other businesses.
The first place to look for Health Care options is with your business insurance broker. The same company that handles your liability insurance can often offer plans at a decent price to cover you and your family.
The next option you …
Across the country there are many different types of professional farmers markets and even home grown roadside vendors that share the extra produce from their gardens.
You probably have your own favorite market but the USDA has helped farmers setup associations to promote their produce sales.
If you are a farmer and would like to join or if you are a consumer and would just like to take a day trip to a market in your location here are some of the …
Directory of Governmental Resources and Offices covering Pesticides
Department of Agriculture
Division of Plant Protection and Pesticides
PO BOX 3336
Montgomery, AL 36109-0336
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
500 S Alaska St
Palmer, AK 99645-6340
Arizona Department of Agriculture
1688 W Adams
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Arizona Structural Pest Control
9545 East Double Tree Ranch Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
http://www.plantboard.org/pesticides_licensing.htmlArkansas State Plant Board
Division of Feeds, Fertilizers and Pesticides
#1 Natural Resource Dr
PO BOX 1069
Little Rock, AR …