Knowing Your Contractor by Fleming & Associates Inc.

The time to check out your contractor is before you start your project, because as many know, checking after can be a costly mistake. That’s why taking time to make sure your contractor is a reputable contractor can save you and your family thousands. Take time to search public records in local  counties to see how many liens/lawsuits/complaints your contractor may have filed against them. While some liens and actions may be  expected, a great deal of liens or actions may clearly signal issues (red  flags), including a failure to pay subcontractors and suppliers. If a contractor  has been sued by a number of homeowners that may be a red flag. Legitimate  disputes may always arise for any business, but look into the information and ask  the contractor to explain. Another red flag may be a contractor who files a  number of criminal warrants against homeowners. This may indicate that the  contractor is abusing the criminal system to threaten consumers into paying for  projects that the consumer would otherwise dispute or when the job wasn’t done correctly and they refuse to pay because the job was not done correctly, or had issues with what had been done.

Custom Home Builder Georgia, New Home Construction Georgia

When its time to build your new custom home, choosing the right contractor can make the stressful decisions seem simple and creating that one of a kind home an easy process. Fleming & Associates, Inc., is a state licensed general contractor and has been in business since 1998 building custom homes. Contact Fleming & Associates, Inc., to discuss your new custom home plans today at 404-490-0455 or visit our website at


New Home Construction,Custom Home Builders Metro Atlanta

New home construction is on the rise again in Georgia. Are you looking to build your custom dream home? Did you know that using a State Licensed General Contractor will save you a lot of headache and money? Your State Licensed General Contractor will be the one who pulls the permits meets with the county inspectors and works with all the subs to make sure your dream home is being built to local codes and quality  workmanship. Your General contractor is also the one who keeps up with all the steps that are required to complete a custom home on time and on budget.  There are hundreds of decision that will have to be made during the process, having a contractor that has the experience will make the process of new home construction a pleasant experience for all involved. Fleming and Associates, Inc.,  a State Licensed Construction Firm  has been building  custom homes since 1998 and can build your custom dream home today. Contact Fleming and Associates, Inc., at 404-490-0455 or visit us at for more information.

A Contractor Not Permitting Your Job, Who Really Saves?

Who really saves when you hire a contractor that is not willing, or does not want, to permit your job? Not permitting your job may save you some money in the beginning but in the end, you, the homeowner or business owner, may pay the price. Having a project permitted is relatively inexpensive compared to what it may cost you later. When you get ready to sell your home, or insure it, proper documentation may be needed to show that the project was completed by a licensed contractor and was completed to code in order to have a loss covered by the insurance company or to complete the sale of your home. Hiring Fleming and Associates, Inc., we will ensure that your project is properly permitted as required by the county and that it is properly completed. Contact us today at 404-490-0455 or at

Top Things Your Home Inspectors Should Note

When you have found the house of your dreams and your agent refers a home inspector, you may need to ask questions to protect you and your family from making a disappointing mistake. Finding out your home has an addition that has been added by the past home owner, that was not permitted, could cost you thousands of dollars later.  If proper permitting was not done for the added space, you could loose the space altogether, county officials could require the space to be removed. Most home inspectors do not take the time to insure whether or not a basement finish or a complete addition was properly permitted, possibly leaving a potential home buyer in a tragic mistake of buying a home with additions or basements that were completed with incompetent contractors. Checking whether or not the construction project was done by local codes and inspected by proper officials can save your family the grief of buying a home that has major defects that a home inspector or agent will over look.

Should My Contractor Permit My Deck , Permitting Home Improvements

Deck Screen Porch / DeckDeck  with Stairs  Contractors are required by law and codes to permit new and replacement decks . So if your contractor says that he does not have to permit your deck . He may not no local codes and laws , and your deck my not meet local codes when its been rebuilt. This can lead to future problems when you either renew your insurance or possible try to sell your home. Having the proper documentation when it comes time to do these type things can save you as a home owner a lot of headaches. Hiring a state licensed contractor that can permit your deck , or home project  will save you  time and money  . When it comes to dealing with local county inspectors , your contractor should be willing to let them inspect the work that he is doing for you. And be grateful that there are codes and laws that protect you as a home owner. From Contractor performing work that is unsatisfactory and will not pass an inspection.  Hire Local Pros Fleming & Associates Inc.   at 770-456-1250 or visit our web site

Atlanta Roofing , Roofing Contractor Atlanta

Why are there so many roofing contractors in metro Atlanta . Most home owners do not know that there roofer is not regulated by be the state. And if the company is not registered with the state of Georgia , they are doing business illegally in our state. The reason why there are so many roofing contractors in  the state  of Georgia is,  Roofing companies  can obtain a business license under laws that do not regulate roofing. But may not obtain  state contractors license. Making easy for them to flip flop in and out of business changing company names from year to year avoiding proclaimed warranties. Checking your contractors license status is left up to you the consumer. Many counties fall short in enforcing licenses and permitting ,  when it comes to contractors. The state of Georgia has laws that need to be enforced to provide a greater protecting for consumers. Trying to do the right thing and hire a licensed contractors to protect their investment. Hiring  a state licensed can help you as an consumer avoid the pit falls of  your contractor not returning your calls to avoid warranties and other issues that may arise . The state requires  licensed contractor provide a warranties and address any complaint . If a contractor fails to answer or correct any complaints they may have  to go in front of  the  state  board  and explain the reason. This is how state licensed contractors are regulated and are held accountable for there actions . So hire State Licensed Contractor to install your next roof or for  your next construction project .                                                                                                 Check the status of your contractors license   www.

BBB, Better Business Bureau, Metro Atlanta BBB

Fleming & Associates Inc. Newest Member of Metro Atlanta , West Georgia Better Business Bureau .

Has been approved with a A+ rating the highest rating given by the BBB. Most people turn to the BBB after an bad experience with a contractor .Checking with the BBB before hiring a contractor can make hiring a contractor a much more  enjoyable experience. The BBB checks a companies back ground and credentials before approving the company . And provides a piece of mind knowing that if your not satisfied with the out come of hiring a company . You can file a complaint with BBB for other future BBB customers to see. And  the BBB will make the company address the complaint or possibly lose accreditation .

General Contractors why most contractors get a bad name

Why most contractors get a bad name. Most of the time it’s lack in communication with customers or a lack in knowledge .

Contractors doing something that they’re unfamiliar with and not willing to ask for help . Making decision without taking the outcome into consideration are things that get most contractors into trouble. Take time to find out about your contactor, after all your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. The sate has a web site for you to check out your contractors licenses and make sure they’re current. Visit and verify your contractors license before hiring them. The state also requires contractors to provide them with updated credit, insurance verification work comp/Gen. Liability  before renewing the license. Being educated and choosing the right contractor can make all the difference in the outcome on your next construction project.

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Fleming & Associates Inc.  providing   Custom Built homes services  west side of  Atlanta sine 1998 .

Fleming & Associates can build on your lot or we can help you locate a lot to build your dream home .

We can also build a plan that you have chosen or we have many plans to choose from . We  have several architect we can work with to customize your  dream home.

Building a home can be very stressful so let Fleming & Associates help with you new home project