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Taking over a project from another contractor who was fired – or who walked off the job

Sooner of later, you will be invited to clean up another contractor's mess. If you decide to do this, you need to make sure you don't make the same mistakes they did. Here's how.


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June 11, 2014 by Steve Payne

We tip our hat to our renovation trade magazine colleagues south of the border (Remodelling) for this superb article on taking over a job from another contractor who quit or was fired.

For those who didn’t know, Americans use the term “remodelling” the way Canadians use the term “renovating.”

If you follow the steps in this article, you can avoid getting yourself into the same mess as the contractor who was there before you.


Steve Payne

Steve Payne

Steve Payne is the editor of Canadian Contractor magazine
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1 Comment » for Taking over a project from another contractor who was fired – or who walked off the job
  1. jean-claude says:

    Little experience in my years of renovating I customer call me for a estimate for complete kitchen give my price and inform my price is double and show me the others renovator I explained to this person is go to have problems and they won’t be able to complete a proper job and I told him I do not reduce my price and I didn’t get the job
    3 months later the same person call me to inform me the I wos right and I can come finish the started work so I inform him I generally don’t finish people’s work so I when take look and ho boy wos a mess and I told him the estimate will increase by 20% and probably more sense the other renovator took a supporting wall with a building permit is going to have few problems
    I never did the work
    To all people’s who went to do renovation if one renovator is 1/2 price call others renovator your dream renovation go to be probably a nightmare