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WELCOME. Getting Smart About Home Modifications A Webinar Series Sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Webinar #4 Quality, Affordability and Accountability? WITH Dave Porterfield, Larry Taff, and Jim Gormley. Please let us know who you are.

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welcome
WELCOME

Getting Smart About Home Modifications

A Webinar Series Sponsored by the

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Webinar #4

Quality, Affordability and Accountability?

WITH

Dave Porterfield, Larry Taff, and Jim Gormley

please let us know who you are
Please let us know who you are
  • Go to the “ASK” button just above our heads on your screen. Click on it and it will open a dialogue box.
  • Type in where you are listening from and how many people are listening from the same computer.
  • Questions can be asked in the same way and you may ask questions as you think of them, at any time during the presentation. We’ll generally answer questions at the end of the presentation unless there is something specific we need to clarify.
quality affordability and accountability

QUALITY, AFFORDABILITY and ACCOUNTABILITY?

Bidding, Contracting and Getting a Fair Price

presenters
Presenters
  • Dave Porterfield, Developer
    • Movin’ Out, Inc.
  • Larry Taff, CR, GCP, CAPS General Contractor
    • TZ of Madison, Inc.
  • Jim Gormley, Attorney
    • Foley and Lardner LLP
goals
GOALS

Establish a basic understanding of:

  • Understanding the Bidding Process, Project Management and the Construction Process
  • Elements of a Good Construction Contract
working with contractors
Working with Contractors
  • Interviewing contractors
  • Hiring a contractor based on qualifications, references, project specifics
  • Competitive bidding (pros and cons)
  • Getting a fair price for the work
construction contracting 101
Construction Contracting 101

Best ways to avoid

problems encountered

with projects involving

home modifications or

accessibility remodeling

avoiding problems
Avoiding Problems
  • Maintain good communication (most important!)
  • Select a qualified contractor
  • Have a good (or any!) contract
  • Other examples
developing costs and specifications
Developing Costs and Specifications
  • Understand project cost vs. project value
  • Use available resources
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Note:

Remodeling

is a service,

not a product

There are many factors and many vendors involved in estimating a project’s costs

understanding remodeling
Understanding Remodeling
  • Remodeling is an industry with education requirements specific to its industry (much like the social work field).
  • Zoning, Building Permit & Inspections
  • Plans need to be developed to scale and be as accurate as possible
understanding remodeling1
Understanding Remodeling
  • Finding Contractors
    • Ask for references and call!
    • Know what subcontractors are required for the project?
    • Select contractor that matches the size of the project
understanding project cost vs project value
Understanding Project Cost vs. Project Value
  • US Averages
      • www.remodelingmagazine.com
      • www.costvsvalue.com
  • What are lenders looking for?
  • How to determine cost of remodel
useful remodeling resources
Useful Remodeling Resources
  • NARI of Madison, Inc.
      • www.remodelingmadison.org
  • Better Business Bureau
      • www.wisconsin.bbb.org
  • Wisconsin Department of Trade and Consumer Protection
      • www.datcp.state.wi.us
  • Background check websites
construction contracts 101
Construction Contracts 101
  • Why have a written contract?

to Measure Performance

to Assign Responsibilities

to Allocate Risk

what s in a contract
What’s in a Contract
  • Parties
  • Project Description
  • Price
  • Timing – start and completion

(more)

what s in a contract cont
What’s in a Contract (cont.)
  • Payment procedure
  • Insurance
  • Procedure for changes in the project
  • Dispute resolution
  • Default and termination provisions
cost of legal assistance reduced fees
Cost of Legal Assistance(reduced fees)
  • Local Bar Association
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Law firms
contract problems
Contract Problems
  • What to do if contractor won’t sign the contract or can’t agree to a required provision
      • Identify the issues
      • Find another contractor
questions
Questions?

There is a short lag between the time you type a question and the time we receive the question, so let me remind you where to find this information in the future…

getting smart about home modifications re runs
Getting Smart About Home ModificationsRe-runs
  • Power point presentations are located at www.movin-out.org Click on ‘learn more’ in the first paragraph of the home page which will lead you to the power point presentations.
  • The webinar itself can be replayed by going to the DHS webcast catalogue at http://media1.wi.gov/dhfs/catalog/ Once there you can search for the presentation you want by name, date or presenter.
continuing webinar schedule
CONTINUINGWEBINAR SCHEDULE

TUESDAYS

10:00 am – 11:00 am

  • November 10: Zoning, Permits, and Codes
  • November 17: Building a Ramp
thank you
Thank You

Please send any feedback you may have regarding the webinar series to [email protected]

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