Construction Contracts Kalamazoo MI

Sometimes the subcontractor in Kalamazoo is asked to waive his rights for claims on extra work. Don't do it. Never give up your rights to claims for damages or the performance of extra work under any circumstances.

Eric J. Griswold
(269) 226-2956
303 N ROSE ST FARMERS MARKET
KALAMAZOO, MI
Specialties
Construction, Environmental, Litigation, Real Estate
Education
University of Miami School of Law,The Honors College at Michigan State University
State Licensing
Florida, Michigan

Cynthia P. Ortega
(269) 226-2959
303 N ROSE ST FARMERS MARKET
KALAMAZOO, MI
Specialties
Business, Construction, Real Estate
Education
Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington,University of Evansville
State Licensing
Michigan

Michael D. O'Connor
151 S ROSE ST STE 900
KALAMAZOO, MI
Specialties
Commercial, Real Estate, Construction, Environmental, Land Use & Zoning
Education
Dartmouth College,Indiana Univeristy Law School
State Licensing
Michigan

Rachel J. Foster
(269) 226-2982
303 N ROSE ST FARMERS MARKET
KALAMAZOO, MI
Specialties
Business, Construction, Public Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate
Education
Chicago Kent College of Law – Illinois Institute of Technology,Western Michigan University
State Licensing
Michigan

John M. Novak
(269) 388-6825
303 N ROSE ST FARMERS MARKET
KALAMAZOO, MI
Specialties
Banking, Financial Markets And Services, Business, Construction, Health Care
Education
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law,Purdue University
State Licensing
Michigan

Daniel P. Perk
(269) 226-2961
303 N ROSE ST FARMERS MARKET
KALAMAZOO, MI
Specialties
Construction, Environmental, Energy, Immigration, Arbitration
Education
Wayne State University Law School,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
State Licensing
Michigan

Shaun Patrick Willis
628 S PARK ST
KALAMAZOO, MI
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Construction, Estate Planning, Trusts
Education
Thomas M. Cooley Law School,Western Michigan University
State Licensing
Michigan

Craig H. Lubben
(269) 226-2958
303 N ROSE ST FARMERS MARKET
KALAMAZOO, MI
Specialties
Lawsuits & Disputes, Construction, Civil Rights, Employment
Education
Northwestern University School of Law,Calvin College
State Licensing
Michigan

Gary P. Bartosiewicz
151 S ROSE ST STE 900
KALAMAZOO, MI
Specialties
Insurance, State, Local And Municipal Law, Employment, Construction
Education
Wayne State University Law School,Western Michigan University
State Licensing
Michigan

James E. Spurr
(269) 383-5809
277 S Rose St Ste 5000
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialties
Construction, Real Estate, Litigation
State Licensing
Michigan

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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: February 1, 2007

By Ron Willis

Sometimes the subcontractor is asked to waive his rights for claims on extra work. Don't do it. Never give up your rights to claims for damages or the performance of extra work under any circumstances.

Subcontractors need to be compensated with more funds and time by the GC for all extras incorporated into the work that are not specifically spelled out in the contract documents. It is the general contractor's responsibility to retrieve those funds from the respective trades or owner that originally generated the extra. If the owner or any of the subcontractors or suppliers requests an extra from your firm, they should pay for it.

There is often a statement like this in the subcontract: “The subcontractor will not be paid for any extra work where the cost has not been predetermined and the time extensions have been agreed on in advance in a signed change order by the contractor.” This statement works in your favor.

However, back it up with a sentence something like this: “No extra work will be done unless requested in writing and a price agreed on by both the general contractor and the subcontractor.” However, as often as not, there will be a counter statement that says that the subcontractor must perform extra work without compensation when asked. It generally reads like this: “If any dispute arises between the contractor and subcontractor as to ...

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