7 Signs Of A Bad Contractor

Any Concrete Contractor Studio City CA who values his company, and the business of his present and potential customers would always demonstrate a willingness to be on time. It is essential in order to finish your project according to the deadlines specified in the contract you have with a business or home owner. When a contractor is consistently late to your job, usually he has other jobs he is doing which means your project can suffer as a result. He might not finish on time which potentially can become a nightmare for you and your family if major living space is being renovated ( kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, etc.). This is a sign of bad time management and sloppy work scheduling, sometimes going over deadlines cannot be avoided even by reputable contractors but this is often due to unforeseen problems related to the work site, and not because he is doing 20 jobs at the same time, also known as ” job Jumping.” Some contractors have the “I ‘ll get there when I get there” attitude and when you complain about it, they just shrug it off. These types of contractors can give you a really sloppy job because they have demonstrated that they don’t really care about the time factor or the renovation project that YOU hired them for. When screening for a contractor for your project, Try to hire a company that will be dedicated to your project from start to finish. You would get a much better result, it would be finished on time, and it would be an overall good experience.


Some contractors do not have the right temperament and disposition for the business. They are constantly blaming their employees for things they didn’t do, demeaning and disrespecting them in public and creating an atmosphere of tension in their crews. Most people really need their jobs, especially in this day and time, so they just tolerate it and try to do their job as best they can. I remember a really bad contractor in Queens who used to curse out his men loudly in front of customers, calling them all kinds of names and firing guys who didn’t kiss his behind. When your crew becomes afraid of you, because you are unpredictable and they don’t know if they would be fired or laid off at your slightest whim, they become unable to perform their jobs properly and efficiently. The Job becomes a nightmare, never knowing if today is the day they get axed. Contractors with bad tempers are also known to get into fights and confrontations with their customers. I’ve seen this happen many times, with the contractor having his crew rip out all the work they’ve just done because the homeowner was unable to make a payment. Getting into a fist fight with the son of a homeowner in the backyard. Dragging debris from a dumpster and spreading it all over the property. Smashing out their Lexus windows. Cursing them out loudly in front of neighbors and driving over their lawn. Guys like this seem to spend more time in court than on job sites. Oh, if only you’ve seen the things I’ve seen!


A captain must be in charge of his ship. He maintains order and discipline among his men, he delegates the right chores to the right people, he makes sure assignments are done in a timely fashion. He regards his crew as his family, and he rewards them for a job well done. If he is weak leader, or unfair, his crew will mutiny and chaos is the result. A contractor is just like a ship’s captain. And just like a ship’s captain is in charge of every voyage, a contractor must be in charge of every project he undertakes and make sure everything is done right, done on time, and done according to rules and regulations. When a contractor is not in control of his job site, or is absent, chaos can potentially erupt. No one is sure what aspect of the job they are required to do, they may start goofing off, everybody wants to be in charge. The adage ” all chiefs and no indians ” start to take over. Absentee contractors can have some of the most unorganized projects of all. Some parts of the job have to be done over, or the job was done half-heartedly, which will undoubtedly result in an unhappy customer, who will not give you another job let alone a recommendation.

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