Construction Contract

This agreement made this _(1)_ day of ____(2)__________,
20__(3)_, by and between ________(4)___________, of
_______(5)____________, herein referred to as "owner", and
__________(6)__________, of _________(7)__________, herein
referred to as "contractor".

Owner and contractor in consideration of the mutual covenants
hereinafter set forth agree as follows:



Contractor shall furnish all labor and materials necessary to
construct a ____(8)______, upon the following described
property, which owner warrants he owns, free and clear of
liens and encumbrances: ________(9)________.



Contractor shall construct the structure in conformance with
the plans, specifications, and breakdown and binder receipt
signed by contractor and owner, and will do so in a
workmanlike manner. Contractor is not responsible for
furnishing any improvements other than the structure, such as
landscaping, grading, walkways, painting, sewer or water
systems, steps, driveways, patios and aprons, etc., unless
they are specifically stated in the breakdown.



Owner shall pay contractor the sum of ___(10)___ Dollars
($__________) in installments as set forth in the escrow
instructions or the primary lender's schedule (whichever is
applicable) signed by owner. In the event any installment is
not paid when due, contractor may stop work until payment is
made and for five (5) days thereafter. In the event any
installment is not paid within ten (10) days after it is due,
contractor may take such action as may be necessary, including
legal proceedings, to enforce its rights hereunder.



Prior to the start of construction, owner shall provide a
clear, accessible building site, properly excavated and
correctly zoned for the structure, and shall identify the
boundaries of owner's property by stakes at all corners. Owner
shall maintain such stakes in proper position throughout
construction. In the event contractor cannot obtain a building
permit within thirty (30) days of the date of this agreement,
contractor may declare the agreement of no further force or



Prior to the start of construction, and at all times during
construction, owner shall provide and maintain, at owner's
sole expense, an all-weather roadway to the building site, and
water and electrical service, including 220 amp outlet. Owner
shall, at owner's expense, connect permanent electrical
service, gas service or oil service, whichever is applicable,
and tanks and lines to the structure upon acceptable cover
inspection and prior to wall covering. Owner shall, at owner's
expense, connect sewage disposal and water lines to the
structure within fifteen (15) days after the rough plumbing is



Contractor shall not be responsible for claims arising out of
improper placement or positioning of boundary stakes or house
stakes; nor shall contractor be responsible for damages to
persons or property occasioned by owner or his agents, third
parties, acts of God or other causes beyond contractor's
control. Owner shall hold contractor completely harmless from,
and shall indemnify contractor for, all costs, damages,
losses, and expenses, including judgments and attorneys fees,
resulting from claims arising from causes enumerated in this



Owner shall not have possession of the structure until such
time as all payments or other obligations required to them as
set forth in this agreement have been fully paid or performed
by them. If possession of structure is taken by owner before
the above obligations are met, without the written consent of
contractor, it shall be considered as acceptance of the
structure, by the owner, as complete and satisfactory.



Owner agrees to promptly complete the necessary requirements
to obtain financing and to prepare the site for construction.
There are no understandings or agreements between contractor
and owner other than those set forth in this agreement and in
the documents referred to in Sections Two and Three. No other
statement, representation or promise has been made to induce
either party to enter into this agreement. This agreement and
the documents referred to in Sections Two and Three may not be
modified or amended except by written agreement of the
parties. In witness whereof, the parties have executed this
agreement the day and year first written above.

Witnesses                       Owner

____________(11)______________  ___________(12)_____________


Witnesses                       Contractor

____________(11)______________  ___________(13)_____________



The information in this document is designed to provide an outline that you can follow when formulating business or personal plans. Due to the variances by many local, city, county and state laws, we recommend that you seek professional legal counseling before entering into any contract or agreement.

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