We had our windows in the office replaced with new triple-glazed weather-tight models over a year ago. The representative who sold them to me called up last week and said, "We haven't received a single payment since we installed those."
I reminded him, "You told me they would pay for THEMSELVES in 12 months."
There are a lot of trends in the construction business—including areas like value engineering, performance contracts, and innovative cost controls. Of course, GETTING PAID... for time and materials isn't one of those inconsequential trendy matters. That one never flew by the wayside.
But there are some changes. And they impact the expectations of both the contractors and the customers.
Check them out in our FRONTcover story this month. Maybe right after you make sure your bills are paid.