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The “Cost Plus Fee” residential contract has been gaining popularity in my practice for years and it is now my preferred contract to have with a contractor. But what exactly is it and why should you use it? That’s easy …

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Hiring a residential contractor shouldn’t be all that hard but you should think long and hard about the type of contract you have with your contractor. A competitively bid contract may be the most common but is it the best one for you?

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This year, as its third annual event, AEC Cares, along with with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, is taking on projectDenver . Their goal is to renovate the public spaces of an early 20th century building to provide a long-term home to some of Denver’s formerly homeless citizens.

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Pool or water feature?

Bob Borson —  March 5, 2012 — 17 Comments

Pool or water feature? At some level it doesn’t really matter considering the role that this particular pool/ water feature has to play.

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Job Site Culture and Pride

Bob Borson —  December 22, 2011 — 29 Comments

One of the modern day 7 deadly sins – pride … It is also what separates a good contractor from a great contractor.

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I was once told by my father-in-law that I would make a great contractor. Did he give me this accolade because of my insight into the construction process? It was because I am good at yelling at people.

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These questions aren’t rocket science but you should hear something from the contractor during this conversation that will allow you to focus on the particulars of your project and the specific concerns you might develop.

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