What are the Statutes of Limitations on Faulty Construction Work?

What are the Statutes of Limitations on Faulty Construction Work?

Your construction manager says he’s done with the job, but you find that something is still wrong. You’ve gone over the problem with him, but it never seems to get fixed. Or you find something later, after the job is long finished. Do you have recourse, and if so, how long do you have to ... Read More
 

Home Medical Equipment Needs a Back-up Plan

Först Consulting Group works with a number of clients in Northern Virginia who require medical equipment like ventilators, stair lifts or monitors in their daily lives. Whenever we encounter someone who relies on medical equipment, we always urge them to consider a backup plan in case the electricity goes out. In Northern Virginia, we have ... Read More
 

Avoid Rain Damage With These Simple Inspections

Here in Northern Virginia, it sure has been raining—a lot. In fact, we’ve broken records for the number of consecutive rainy days. Sometimes it seems like we’ll never see the sun again. Rainy days can cause problems, not only with our attitudes, but in and around our homes. Först Consulting Group is often called in ... Read More
 

Beware the Dangers of Chinese Drywall

Have you ever heard of Chinese drywall? If you’re like others, probably not–until you had a problem with it. According to Wikipedia, the term “Chinese drywall” refers to an environmental health issue involving defective Chinese-manufactured drywall that was imported to the U.S. beginning in the 2000s, containing volatile chemicals that can emit sulfurous gasses including ... Read More
 

Home Safety Inspections are a MUST

I recently spoke to a friend of mine who was excited about a new deck he was having added to his home. Less than a month later, he was calling me to tell me that the deck had collapsed. Luckily, nobody was on the deck when this happened, however, this event highlighted the necessity for ... Read More
 

Is the Economy Causing Builders’ Risks to Rise?

I saw this article titled “Unfamiliar Jobs Boost Builders’ Risks” recently on BusinessInsurance.com and was struck by how relevant it was to the building industry here in Northern Virginia. In a nutshell, it talks about how, with the economic downturn, builders and contractors have been forced to look for new ways to perform their work, ... Read More
 

What’s With Our Name– Först?

Many people have been asking us about our name: Först Consulting Group. They want to know where we got it and if it has any special meaning.  So I thought it was time to share the story. As many of you know, I got married in May 2015 and simply, Först is my wife Mareike’s ... Read More
 

Who Does the Spring Cleanup When You’re Away?

Now that Spring is here, it is time to freshen up the outside of your home after winter’s long ravages. Heavy snowstorms may have torn down branches, or littered your lawn with twigs and leaves. Icy rains may have torn your gutters from the roofline or disturbed your downspouts. March winds could have ripped protective ... Read More
 

Först Consulting Group Loves Referrals

At Först Consulting Group, we’re pleased to say that most of our work comes directly from referrals given to us from our happy customers. To Först, a referral is much more than a job. It is an endorsement of our quality work. When a customer goes out of their way to recommend us to their ... Read More
 

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 important. But many homeowners don’t think of it, trusting only the word of their contractor. Först Consulting Group provides ... Read More