Discussion was held about whether to hear this item on Sugar Ridge because there was evidence that proper notification was not given. A change order is a written authorization to the contractor to make a change or addition to the work described in the original contract, and could affect the project’s cost and schedule. The Board may prohibit a person who has been convicted of violating NRS 624.700 or 624.740 from taking a written or oral examination for a contractor’s license for a period of not more than 6 months from the date of conviction.
A reduction does not apply for other costs such as transport and home office incurred by the contractor. By purchasing contractor license bonds, construction professionals agree to work according to certain regulations, thus protecting government agencies and consumers from potential financial loss.
I will not speak to him directly anymore because he is that nasty to me. I have called the inspector on this contractor and he was forced to make some repairs to the very limited work he has done so far. The recent downturn in the construction industry left some contractors in financial ruin.
If a contractor says he can’t offer a fixed price because there are too many unknowns about the job, then try to eliminate the unknowns. If you have a problem with a home improvement project, first try to resolve it with the contractor. Some contractors treat their bids as estimates, meaning bills could wind up being higher in the end.
People often make the mistake of trying to stagger a renovation for budgetary purposes, not realizing that at each phase, the contractor has to re-mobilize, which can wind up costing far more money in the long run. Ask for a list so you can see how familiar the contractor is with your type of project.