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More common than you think

Yet Another Builder Allows Himself to be Ripped Off! Yesterday a builder dropped into my office to kick himself and share what had happened to him..

Client A engages him to help sort out and price a job that is really curly and difficult for anyone to resolve. He spends months of spare time on that job to get it resolved and priced. And he spends money thinking the client will appreciate the effort and award him the job. The client becomes very friendly and reassuring…but. Have you guessed what happened yet?

He didn’t get the job, but he did do the work that got the job done.

How Frequently Have We Seen This?

Well I have to say I am amazed over the last 5 or 6 months how many builders I have talked to who have solved difficult earthquake claims issues and never got paid a cent. One had spent two years part time helping a very big job be resolved, yes two years and it was awarded to an Auckland Firm. The information they put out to tender had all come from his efforts.

In case you are wondering, these builders were all long term well versed and should have known better guys. They were seduced by the recognition of their expertise from others, but they never said stop! I want to be paid.

What Should You Learn?

Stop working for nothing. The engineers, architects, and lawyers get paid to resolve these jobs. So why shouldn’t you. Don’t repeat these guys’ lessons. If you are engaged to provide solutions then damn well charge the fair amount for arriving at the result.

  1. Ask for help, and we can certainly assist
  2. Ask for mediation or negotiating services and you will gain the knowledge of their position in the process

How can ASQS help?

We can help you protect yourself and get the deserved rewards for your hard work. For a free, no obligation discussion for advice or service, call us or email us:

  • +64 3 281 7703
  • Lester@asqs.co.nz

We will assist in anyway we can