AWARDING THE WORK
Now that you have chosen who you would like to work with, you are looking forward to getting started. We encourage you get your details in order before getting started.
Be sure the proposal/contract clearly itemizes each service per window. All materials should be specified.
Make sure the payment terms are detailed and specific and should not be paid ahead! Be sure each stage is fully completed and you are satisfied before authorizing payment.
In the stained glass industry, guarantees can range from zero to 20 years and can cover the entire project or just the workmanship. In some cases, smaller studios make guarantees that they cannot fulfill because they are not in business long enough to honor their guarantee. Associated Crafts® and Willet Hauser™ have stood the test of time and will continue to be there when needed.
The best guarantee is to have the work completed correctly in the first place. Make sure the proper products are used and that the company performed all work in a quality manner. A ten year guarantee against any defective workmanship is appropriate. A church can also protect itself by inspecting stages of the project prior to final payment.
As a church leader, others have put their confidence in your abilities and stewardship. Honor their confidence by doing your homework!