Remodeling contractors like to get along with their clients, and that can get in the way of getting paid on time. Writing in Remodeling magazine, Paul Winans notes one of the most common scenarios is a client who won't make a payment on time, often as the project is winding down. Among his suggestions: Be clear with clients about their responsibilities, and stop working on a project when the client won't pay up. When issues do come up, contractors would be smart to use them as inspiration for reworking or adding clauses to their standard contracts and minimizing the risk that the same problems will occur again. Read More