We still have not been paid on this job. Finished over a year ago. Looking for advice/action
I am assuming that you have not filed a lien. In that case, the most effective way to get paid is to have an attorney send a strongly worded demand letter to your customer with your claim for the principal due, interest and threatening that you will seek attorney's fees unless prompt paymet is made. Please contact me if I can provide further guidance.
Place the claim with a licensed and bonded commercial collection agency member of CCAofA that can collect the account without having to spend any upfront money and only earns a fee if sucessfully collects the account. For free quote or free referral to the CCAofA list email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Best regards getting your money, Steve
As a credit manager, my first question is "what have you been doing so far to collect this money?" I am all for utilzing attorney demand letters, lawsuits, collection agencies, after I have chased the debtor down and not been able to get them to the table. Call, text, email the debtor, keeping it professional, reguarly. Follow up. If you leave a message on monday, no response within 24 hours, reach out again. Squeaky wheel. Get there attention. If that doesn't work absolutely bring in the big guns, but you first line of defense (and collections) is to stay on it. Remember, you are not begging, this is your money, you earned it and you had a deal. You expect them to live up to their end of it.