How do payments work?

Living room Remodel

Most people assume that when they work with a contractor, they will need to make payment by the 1/3, 1/3 and 1/3 method.  And many companies use this method. Unless we are doing a small project Almar does not typically use this method. So how do payments work then?

At first the idea of seeing something out of “the norm” (or what they think they should be seeing) for contractors throws some homeowners off, but you understands the system, you’ll see why we rarely have a homeowner complain.

Progress Payments

The Progress Payment Schedule (AKA Milestone) is basically a break down the cost of the entire remodeling projects into small chunks. Enough so that we can cover the expenses that are coming up: bills, deposits, special orders…but never so much that we are too far ahead of a client and vise versa.

Why do we utilize this method?

Too often we hear the stories from people that “they took a huge deposit and we never heard from them again”. My hope is that by is utilizing this system our homeowners enjoy another layer of comfort when moving forward.


Here is an example of what you might see as one of our Progress Payment Schedules:

Payment:When Due:Amount:
Initial PaymentContract is signed$XYZ.00
 Building Permit CostsTBA
 Start of Deck work$ XYZ.00
 Start of Door work$ XYZ.00
 When Siding is Delivered$ XYZ.00
 When Siding is half installed$ XYZ.00
Final PaymentWhen work is completed$ XYZ.00

We always remind homeowner’s this in not the cost of each item of the project, but the overall cost broken down into milestones that are easily viable that they are happening.

Our family has been working with families like yours here on the South Shore of Massachusetts for over 65 years. It is important to us that everyone works together to create the best experience. We never want to see someone regret the choice they made because they did not have all of their options.

Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.