Tesla is typically a Subcontractor who has worked on 109 jobs in the last 12 months according to available project information. Learn more about Tesla 's recent projects, reviews from other contractors, and general payment terms below.
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Reviews and Ratings of Tesla

Read the 2 reviews about Tesla ’s payment practices to learn more about how to work with them and get paid. There are 4 companies that have rated Tesla ’s payment practices with an average payment speed of 4 out of 5. This is in the top 50% of all U.S. contractors.

2 months ago

payment terms were 30 days, they changed our contract without notice to 45 and they couldn't keep that up. Had multiple jobs with them and the average days to pay was about 90 days.

4 months ago


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For Subs of Tesla

Want to bid on a project with Tesla or not sure what documents you should be exchanging? See the number of open bids, how to apply for work, and the documents you should be exchanging based on job progress.

What are you looking to do?

Apply to work with Tesla

Start of Job

Send Preliminary Notice

59 others have sent to Tesla recently with Levelset.

Change of Job Items

Apply for payment

Send Pay Application

100 contractors have recently sent with Levelset.

Need Progress Pay for Completed work

Send Partial Conditional Lien Waiver

52,689 contractors have recently exchanged with Levelset.

Finished Job and Need Final Payment

Send Final Conditional Lien Waiver

52,689 contractors have recently exchanged with Levelset.

Waiting for payment from Tesla

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Send a Notice of Intent to Lien to push for payment and avoid a mechanics lien. A notice of intent to lien results in payment on more than 95% of projects.

Tesla Job History, Rankings, and Trends

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Based on the all-time 860 jobs publicly available, contractors working with Tesla are paid on-time on 98% of jobs with 2 reported instances of slow payment. Tesla ranks in the top 55% of contractors in the United States. Relative to other contractors in the United States, Tesla pays at a Fast payment speed.

Below you can find recent projects Tesla worked on that had reports of slow payment. Subs and vendors reported slow payment on 1% of Tesla ’s jobs in the last 12 months. These subs sped up payment by exchanging 1 slow payment claims, sending no lien threats, and filing no mechanics liens.

Slow payment reported (90+ days) for Commercial project in ITALY, Texas

Work worth over $1,000 | 2 weeks ago

About Tesla

Website for Subs 
On their website, Tesla describe themselves as:

“ Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers who wanted to prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive than gasoline cars. Today, Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better. ” read more


Office Locations:

47700 Kato Rd, Fremont, CA 94538

Works in:

California, Nevada, Texas, Arizona, Washington, Maryland, New Mexico, Utah, Ohio, New York, Florida, Oregon, Virginia, New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania

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Tesla Project and Payment Info

Payment Score

Compared to other contractors' pay history, Tesla 's payment Score is High.

How Levelset computes this
65% Large Companies

Recent Payment Performance

99% of projects in the last 12 months had no reported payment issues by other contractors.

Last 12 months - 99%

Payment Performance Over the Years

According to available information, 99% of projects in 2019 had no reported payment incidents.

2020 - 98%
2019 - 99%
2018 - 100%

Key Payment Steps and Software

Preliminary Notice

Always send

Tesla uses Levelset for preliminary notices. Send Preliminary Notice

Lien Waivers

Always Exchange

Tesla uses Levelset for exchanging lien waivers. Exchange a waiver