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Should Contractor or Construction Company collects sales tax on home renovations & home improvement in NJ ?

Question by maxdavid: Should Contractor or Construction Company collects sales tax on home renovations & home improvement in NJ ?
Please advise if construction company should collect sales tax. What the consequences if did not collect sales tax from clients?

Best answer:

Answer by tro
you need to check your sales tax laws of NJ
very likely a contractor does not individually show sales tax but his overall bid will include sales tax if any that would be required
generally when a new product is produced, sales tax is charge when it is sold
if the contractor bought specific items he added to the construction, if he was exempt for sales tax when he bought it he needs to charge when he bills the customer. ie light sconces he installed on the posts of the gateway to the household(he didn’t make them, he might have been able to buy them tax exempt, but sales tax has to be collected on those items for the state)
for the most part contractors are not registered with the state sales tax agency since they really don’t deal in retail sales

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day 3 of construction – our tile floor

A few nice Kitchen Contractors images I found:

day 3 of construction – our tile floor
Kitchen Contractors
Image by ajd, mhd, njd, med & gsd
Day 3 was a doozy.

The contractors dropped a wrench through our neighbor below’s ceiling.

They also laid our beautiful tile floor and did some work on the walls in the kitchen, notably above the kitchen window and around the relocated sink plumbing.

Back to the wrench through the ceiling incident… So the crew has been using our bathtub to empty out any water that has accumulated in their waste bucket and the drain backed up. They decided to check the trap and in the process, somehow managed to drop a wrench clear into our neighbor’s bathroom. Turns out that nearly six decades of showers led to quite a collection of deposits on the inside of the catch, which was catching just about everything and clogging the drain. They snaked the drain all the way out to the main plumbing stack, and it’s still draining too slow for their liking, but it’s working fine for us. The problem now is that too much water is coming out of the bath faucet when I turn on the shower faucet.

day 3 of construction – our tile floor
Kitchen Contractors
Image by ajd, mhd, njd, med & gsd
Day 3 was a doozy.

The contractors dropped a wrench through our neighbor below’s ceiling.

They also laid our beautiful tile floor and did some work on the walls in the kitchen, notably above the kitchen window and around the relocated sink plumbing.

Back to the wrench through the ceiling incident… So the crew has been using our bathtub to empty out any water that has accumulated in their waste bucket and the drain backed up. They decided to check the trap and in the process, somehow managed to drop a wrench clear into our neighbor’s bathroom. Turns out that nearly six decades of showers led to quite a collection of deposits on the inside of the catch, which was catching just about everything and clogging the drain. They snaked the drain all the way out to the main plumbing stack, and it’s still draining too slow for their liking, but it’s working fine for us. The problem now is that too much water is coming out of the bath faucet when I turn on the shower faucet.

Anyone refer to good home construction contractors for kitchen remodel in san jose,CA?

Question by mom of thin twin: Anyone refer to good home construction contractors for kitchen remodel in san jose,CA?
We are in the process of renovating our kitchen. anybody know of good contractors in san jose,CA?

Best answer:

Answer by life_loverfl
I would get on craigslist and search out tradesmen that specialize in kitchen remodels. Before I did that I would go to Lowe’s, Home Depot, or any reputable cabinet supply house or maker and have them draw a plan for your kitchen and provide you with quotes on the cabinetry.

With that in hand I would approach the tradesmen and ask them for a labor price only. On top of that I would ask for nothing less than three references and I would do more than just talk to them on the phone. I would ask them if you can come and see the work that was performed.

Finally, I would never ever ever EVER give a contractor any money in advance. You will all ready have purchased the cabinets and will just be paying for their labor. If anyone asks you to justify that, you have to ask yourself, “does your boss pay you on Monday at the beginning of the work week or does he pay you on Friday AFTER your work is done”? Don’t pay a contractor until you are completely satisfied with their finished product.

I can also provide you with guidelines for what the renovation should cost for flooring, electrical, or any other project you plan to take on in the kitchen.

Here are a couple of links to some of my most recent work.

http://www.use.com/editset.pl?set=7e7adec7d78dbab218db

http://www.use.com/editset.pl?set=c508c1b16ea066816495

http://www.use.com/editset.pl?set=22ae98ffdbf82b97a728

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Ghilotti Construction Company Celebrates 100 Years of Reshaping California


Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014

The Ghilotti Construction Company (GCC) is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a leading provider of general engineering contractor services for major infrastructure projects spanning virtually every public and private sector. With annual revenues in excess of $ 165 million, GCC is one of the largest engineering construction firms in Northern California.

Family owned and operated since 1914, GCC has a century of engineering experience and a family tradition of hard work and reliability. The story of GCC is a story about the American Dream.

The company was originally founded when James Ghilotti, a stonemason by trade started a stone masonry business in Marin County after emigrating to the U.S. from Italy. He started by buying field stone from different ranches in Sonoma County and used them to build walls all over Marin County. His backbreaking work and business philosophy paid off as his company grew from stone walls to building bridges and highways.

“My father and my grandfather had a personal philosophy that served them well. Do good work, be responsible, take care of the community and people who work for you,” said Dick Ghilotti, owner and president of GCC. “GCC has been recognized for its engineering expertise, dependability, community involvement and high quality projects that stand the test of time. We will continue to live by my grandfather’s words as we plan for our second 100 years.”

In 1950, the 2nd generation Ghilotti brothers bought the business from their father and started a grading, paving, concrete business headquartered in Marin County and grew tremendously in the post-war era. After the older brother William’s untimely death, and the younger brother exited the company to start his own company, Dino and Mario grew Ghilotti Brothers to one of the major construction companies in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s throughout Northern California. In 1990 after Dino’s passing, and during the economic recession Ghilotti Brothers and other contractors were consolidating operations and the firm was making succession plans. Mr. Ghilotti, then operations manager for the company, along with cousin Jim Ghilotti decided to spin off and form Ghilotti Construction Company in 1992 with the new firm’s headquarters located in Santa Rosa. The firm has built a loyal and dedicated organization of 80 full-time employees that can increase to 425 at the peak of the construction season. The Ghilotti Construction family plans to provide continuity of ownerships with other family members, nephew Brian Ongaro and Richard’s son Willie Ghilotti, reinforced by a group of senior company managers including Ali Yazdi, General Manager, Stacy Magill, CFO, Brad Simpkins, Vice President of private and commercial construction, and Said Najafi, Senior Public Works Manager.

In 2010 GCC expanded by acquiring North Bay Construction Company from the Barella family. This acquisition brought with it key projects, equipment and valuable employees. Today, John Barella is on GCC’s board of directors.

“Our existing team has the skills and experience to take our company into its next century. Looking forward, my personal commitment is to continue to build on our family’s tradition of delivering superior workmanship for California’s private developers and multiple public works agencies,” Mr. Ghilotti said.

As building codes and standards have evolved, GCC implemented new technology and environmental innovations. The company adopted Green building practices and sustainable operations, such as converting its more than 200 vehicle fleet to be more fuel efficient. GCC’s administrative offices in Santa Rosa were designed using materials and furnishings from firms that met LEED standards for sustainable manufacturing and producing products with specific levels of post-consumer recycled content.

GCC has a solid industry reputation and has received critical acclaim for its work on notable landmarks such as the new Santa Clara 49er stadium, the Sutter Medical Center in Santa Rosa, the Sutter Solano Medical Center, the Graton Resort & Casino, the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, as well as site work for Sonoma State University and the new Friedman Center at Deer Creek Village in Petaluma.

The company also has been instrumental in providing site work for the Mayacama Golf Club, the Black Point Golf Course, the George Lucas Big Rock Ranch, the renovation of Sonoma Raceway, and site preparation for the Nut Tree Village, to mention a few.

GCC has actively pursued transportation-related contracts with CalTrans for improving North Bay’s Highway 101 corridor, Interstates 280 and 580, State Highways 12 and 37 and the Highway 80 overcrossing in Vacaville, Airport Boulevard Interchange in Santa Rosa and Old Redwood Highway Interchange in Penngrove. GCC’s underground utility division has done many projects for Sonoma County Water Agency, City of Santa Rosa, Napa Sanitation, MMWD, EBMUD, and GCC was actively involved in the Geyser’s Recharge Pipeline project.

The company’s list of Bay Area residential community projects includes the Orchards@Hiddenbrooke, Redwood Village for Signature Properties, homes on Mare Island for Lennar, and numerous projects for Albert Seeno Family and Discovery Homes.

Richard Ghilotti and his company have helped reshape Northern California for almost 50 years. But his career started much earlier at a time when the company was just beginning to diversify. He got his start in the family business at age 13 washing trucks and doing odd jobs for his father, Dino.

After graduating from Marin Catholic High School in 1964, he entered a journeyman trainee program for heavy earthmoving equipment. Over the next decade he served as an operating engineer advancing from running equipment, to inspecting grading work, which eventually led to supervising small and large crews. Much of that work was done in Sonoma County for Marin developers.

He later earned an undergraduate degree in finance from Santa Clara University. At age 28 Mr. Ghilotti moved into management as a superintendent. In the mid-1970s, he and his father purchased property on Todd Road for GCC’s Santa Rosa office.

By combining old fashioned values with 20th century equipment and skills, GCC has grown into a highly respected, multimillion-dollar firm. It continues its strong focus on client satisfaction and service, the constant pursuit of new technologies, and providing a safe workplace full of employment opportunities. From humble origins, to a multimillion-dollar enterprise, GCC has consistently embraced the future. GCC’s founding principles resonate in every project, as well as in its dedication to its employees and clients, community and environment.

GCC will be dedicating the 100th Anniversary year to Richard Ghilotti’s youngest son, Dino, who unexpectedly left us at the tender age of 22 after graduating from the University of Miami with a degree in business and a minor in art. The incredible spirit of Dino will live on with GCC during this special 100th year and forever.

Today GCC has offices in Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Livermore and American Canyon. For more information, go to http://www.ghilotti.com.







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Synergy Design & Construction Receives Remodeling-Industry Awards for Two Washington, D.C.-Area Projects


Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014

On January 18th, the Synergy Design & Construction team joined a sold-out crowd of remodeling professionals at the Pooks Hill Marriott in Bethesda, Maryland, for the NARI Metro DC chapter’s Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards ceremony. Held every year in January, the gala event honors members with Finalist, Merit, and Grand awards in 37 renovation and construction categories. The 3rd-largest NARI chapter in the US, NARI Metro DC has traditionally received the largest volume of CotY project entries of any chapter. Awards are hard-won in all categories, especially those dedicated to mid-range kitchens and bath, residential interiors, and whole-home renovations.

This year, Synergy D&C, a design-build firm located in Reston, VA, was honored to receive the Grand award in the Commercial Interior category for a complete revamp and expansion of the Palmercare Chiropractic main office, as well as a Merit award for Residential Interior Under $ 250,000 for an open-floorplan kitchen and family room.

Mina Fies, Synergy Founder and CEO, is delighted with the recognition the firm has received for the two projects. “Winning not only one but two CotY awards is a huge accomplishment,” she shares. “The projects are judged very meticulously based on function, aesthetics, improvement of the space, craftsmanship, and creative solutions. We are very honored to be recognized for Grand- and Merit-level projects amidst such a talented group of remodeling professionals.”

The two renovation projects, both in Loudoun County, were designed solely by Synergy D&C, with work including space planning, materials selections, construction documents and more. The construction of the residential interior remodel was also completed by Synergy, which provides project management services, trade coordination, carpentry, and thorough project-long communication.

The two newest awards will join Synergy’s three previous CotY awards from 2010 through 2012, which also recognized both commercial and residential interior work.

About Synergy Design & Construction, Inc.

Synergy D&C is an award-winning woman-owned, Class A General Contractor serving Virginia and Maryland. Committed to excellence in customer service and innovative strategies for remodeling success, Synergy D&C launched at the height of the recession, and has garnered recognition through several Master Design and Contractor of the Year awards and has been featured on HGTV’s “Bang for your Buck.”







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