Important materials are specified in the contract. All materials are covered; however, as substitutions are sometimes unavoidable (items are on extensive backorder, certain colors/finishes of materials are discontinued, etc.), we make it clear that an equal substitution will be made with your approval. For items such as lighting fixtures, doorknobs, or cabinet pulls that you have not chosen when the contract is signed, an allowance is provided for in the contract.
Depending on your location and what is being done, a permit may or may not be required. If a permit is required for your project, we will obtain the permit, handle all inspections, and perform all work in accordance with the plans and permits. The costs and fees associated with obtaining the necessary permits and/or approvals are built into the contract.
A few key questions to ask could be: "How long have you been in business?", "Have you ever done a project like this one? If so, can you tell me about it?", "Do you have insurance?", "Who does the work - you, your employees, or is the project completely done by sub-contractors?" With years of experience under our belts, Fuller Building Group is happy to answer all these questions and provide references if need be.
Payment terms are specified in our contracts and can vary based on the specifics of your particular project. However, these terms are broken down in our agreement and are based on the progression of the work. Typically, we request 1/3 of the full contracted amount as a deposit, 1/3 when the project is 50% complete, and the remaining 1/3 at substantial completion.
Both the budget and a reasonable estimation of the project start and completion dates are listed in our contracts and we strive to meet all the expectations of our clients in both timing and pricing. However, sometimes delays are unavoidable – especially when it comes to the weather in NW PA. Not only is working in severe weather dangerous for our staff but it is also unlikely to produce the high-quality finished product we expect to deliver to our clients.