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post #1 of Old 02-18-2015, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys I hope you can help me with a question, I have a small construction cleaning business and I was wondering how long it takes for you guys to get paid after completing the job? I have this company that gives me a lot of contracts but for some reason it seems to me they pay me whenever they want, sometimes it takes 2 - 3 months to pay me, and when I ask about certain job number that they haven't paid there answer is always " we still haven't got paid for that job yet" which is hard to believe, I mean how do they pay the other contractors and how am I suppose to pay my workers?! I'm overwhelmed and need help, I feel like talking to them about it, but I feel I would loose future jobs. Right now they owe me around fifteen thousand dollars, I mostly only get checks from the small jobs I do, I worked with other companies and I finish a job a Friday and the next Friday I have a check in hand, please help.
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post #2 of Old 02-18-2015, 07:18 PM
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Anytime that you work for a general contractor you will get paid according to their payment cycles.

It is not the same as working for just anyone.

They will often wait to get paid themselves before releasing any monies to you

Keep in mind that such delays may have a real problem on your cash flow and you may have to consider how many of these jobs/contracts that you can afford to take on at any one time.

If cash flow is an issue for you then consider mixing your jobs so that not all of your work is contracted,but some are daily payers like maid work or window cleaning.

The other thing you must consider is if you are legally protected with your contract paperwork?

That is a little more involved to explain here,but! if you have no paperwork in place that protects your payment/work you may very well never get paid or only receive a portion of what you are owed.

So many people plunge into contracting without knowing what they are agreeing to and/or signing.

I did contracting for most of the 35 years I was in business.
I did fine,but I knew my legal paperwork that had to be in place before I even set foot on the job.
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post #3 of Old 02-18-2015, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for not explaining well enough, but usually we have contracts that say, we should get paid every 27th of the month.
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post #4 of Old 08-10-2015, 06:55 AM
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If you have not paid by them the whole amount. How you are indirectly directing us to work there. Should we also be in your position for getting whole amount from them and like wise we request similary to other party who will work there.
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post #5 of Old 08-23-2015, 10:08 PM
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My policy was always to give 30 days to pay, but on day 31 we make calls daily until we get paid. When you start calling everyday they tend to pay pretty fast. We never lost
client either by collecting because our service was great!
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BTW, I'm not including construction debris in the contract, duct cleaning, filter changing. Just vacuum/sweep, dust, mop. (Unused bathrooms only.)
But, then, I keep the build clean throughout the construction period. This may not be so in your case.
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post #7 of Old 08-26-2015, 02:54 AM
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While you are working for contractor then it will depends upon there terms and conditions of payments.If you will clear your payments on time then it will increase your growth in market.
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post #8 of Old 08-31-2015, 05:46 AM
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Your question is somewhat confusing. On the one hand you have not got your previous payments on the other hand you are asking guys in what time they will paid for the job. Be specific in your question.
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post #9 of Old 08-31-2015, 06:00 PM
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This is great!
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