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General Contractors | Industry Knowledge

What Is a Time and Materials Contract and Is It Right for Me?

By: Kevin Ahern
March 25th, 2020

Most construction contracts are known as fixed-price contracts, which means the contractor and the property owner have agreed on a fixed price for the work. The price only changes when change orders are signed by both parties. Although fixed-price contracts are the most common type of construction contracts, these agreements aren't appropriate for every type of construction job. The alternative is a time and materials contract. 

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General Contractors | Industry Knowledge

The Top Qualities To Look For In Construction Companies

By: Kevin Ahern
February 3rd, 2020

As a home or commercial property owner, you have probably gone through your fair share of construction or remodeling projects. Whether they are commercial or residential projects, you probably have a good sense of the characteristics and qualities you want out of the company you are hiring for the job.

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Commercial | General Contractors | Industry Knowledge

Common Commercial Contractor Fees You Should Understand

By: Kevin Ahern
December 23rd, 2019

Remodeling can be costly. From labor to materials, a typical commercial remodel can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Although the end results are worthwhile, some commercial property owners stumble on the price tag. Knowing of commercial contractor fees, those on a tight budget may even try to save money by hiring their own workers to do portions of the job, which can have unintended consequences.

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General Contractors | Residential | Residential Remodeling | Industry Knowledge

How to Prepare Yourself For Home Remodeling in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
April 5th, 2014

Home remodeling is a huge undertaking that requires a significant investment of time and money. Whether you're renovating your home to sell or you're just building the dream home you always wanted, residential construction can be a lengthy, involved process that requires a lot of preparation. If you're hoping to take on this type of project, now is the time to get started.

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Commercial | General Contractors | Residential | Residential Remodeling | Industry Knowledge

How to Make Sense of Contractor Pricing Lingo

By: Kevin Ahern
February 25th, 2014

Hiring a general contractor in Connecticut can be intimidating, and this is especially true if you're unfamiliar with their industry language or lingo. A great deal of the typical contractor jargon relates to the process of setting the price for the job. If you can speak with authority about the cost of the job, the process for hiring a contractor becomes less intimidating. Here are a few key terms to help get you through the remodeling process.

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Commercial | General Contractors | News & Events | Residential Remodeling

Litchfield Builders Named One of "America's Top Remodelers"

By: Kevin Ahern
November 12th, 2013

Professional Remodeler magazine has just announced its 2013 list of "America's Top Remodelers" and amongst them, for the second consecutive year, is Connecticut's own Litchfield Builders. This annual list showcases the nation's largest and most profitable remodeling firms from all national markets and the Litchfield Builders team is excited to be included once again.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling | General Contractors | Residential | Residential Remodeling | Industry Knowledge

4 Reasons to be Wary of Low Contractor Bids

By: Kevin Ahern
October 2nd, 2013

“Construction firms often make unrealistically low bids to get jobs… but they can count on finding plenty of reasons later to jack the price up enough to allow for a profit. When the building is underway, it becomes prohibitively expensive to fire the contractor and start anew. The owner has become a hostage.” - Wall Street Journal, December 5th, 2007 

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