Construction Inspection – What to Look for While the Work is Being Done

Even the slightest defect can wreak havoc on your construction project, and often the defects can be undetectable to the eye since they are hidden behind the walls. That’s why an independent Construction Inspection is so ...

New Service: Owner’s Construction Advocate for Renovation Projects

When you renovate your home, things are turned upside down. Normal schedules are interrupted, the space is in disarray, and you have to oversee the project on top of your already-busy day. The job of managing your construction, ...

Först Consulting Group Now Takes Credit Cards

Först Consulting Group is pleased to announced that we are now accepting credit card payments. This should make payments easier for our clients in both the construction industry and the private sector. Although we don’t yet ...

In My Expert Opinion…

Loosely defined in Wikipedia, an expert witness, professional witness, or judicial expert is a person who, through experience, training, education or skill, has the expertise and specialized knowledge in a particular subject greater ...

What You Need to Know About Lead-Based Paint

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “If you live in a home built before 1978 and you’re contemplating any work that will disturb more than six square feet of painted surfaces inside the home or 20 ...

Could You Recognize a Visible Construction Error? We Can.

Först Consulting Group is often called upon by homeowners to either verify or dispute errors in construction. When remodeling a home, building a new home, or simply repairing items in the home, errors can happen. Sometimes they are ...

Först Consulting Group adds Residential Property Management Service

Först Consulting Group is pleased to add an additional service to its offerings: Residential Property Management. Added because of customer demand, beginning in 2016, Först will now assist homeowners who need someone to watch over ...

Hiring a Contractor? Get it in Writing Every Time

Hiring a contractor for your construction project is one thing and ensuring a smooth experience is a completely different thing. One needs to be aware of the best work practices with respect to the contractual obligations when hiring a ...

Contractor Red Flags: Are you getting what you paid for?

With construction or remodeling projects, hiring a contractor becomes a daunting task with so much money and effort at stake. For an easy and hassle free experience, it is important to be aware of the contractor red flags and decide ...

Contractor Conflicts

Anyone who has gone through any construction work or a renovation will tell you that you cannot avoid something going wrong. It is inevitable, but there are ways you can handle yourself and your contractor to avoid breaking your ...