"There are bad developers… but bad subtrades, too."
Obviously, not everyone thinks developers are "greedy scumbag thieves" as one subtrade posted here last week.
By Steve Payne
Last week we posted a comment with the headline “Greedy scumbag thieves and financial incompetents.”
This was a description of new homes developers, by a subtrade. (Not just greedy thieves, but greedy scumbag thieves. Those are the worst kind of greedy thieves, aren’t they?)
Dwight Kuhn, a modular homes builder in Alberta, disagreed:
“I would hope that there are more than the two categories of developer you outline. I have been in construction since 1993 and have paid all of my subcontractors for their work. I could tell you horror stories of subcontractors either not completing the work, or doing a horrible job, then liening our projects, forcing us to settle and pay legal fees. Then pay to get the work completed, or redone. There are bad developers/building companies, and bad subtrades too. I would hate to have the banks involved, as you would be getting individuals who have no clue about construction making payment decisions. They have a role, but it is not paying subtrades. Just be careful who you work for. There are great builders out there who are honest.”