Builder's Document Construction Joint Check Agreement Form

Joint Check Agreement Form
Joint Check Agreement Form
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Please Read! Please do not purchase this builders document contractor's joint check agreement form until you've read this!

Through a licensing agreement that I set up for my contractor's joint check agreement form it is now available through another company as well - and as much as it might hurt my bottom line (hopefully not for long) I can't not (yep double negative) ;o) ...

Anyhow I can't not tell you about it because it will better your paperwork flow, and your bottom line, in a tremendous way - much more efficient than what I can provide. I kid you not!

I'm always on the lookout for easier, quicker, and less expensive options for contractors and boy did I stumble across a great one!
By licensing to sell my builders document joint check agreement forms through their own website, it opened up a wonderful opportunity for you and I both; for roughly the same amount you'd pay to purchase just this one form from me you'll have access to all of their documents, which includes even more of my forms that they've already made available.

And I gotta tell ya, their system makes my, what was a cutting-edge set-up in 1999, seem 'dinosauric' now!

So what does all this mean for you? I have more time to spend with you guys now and to focus on every aspect of your business needs - not just forms!

Hopefully the hit to my bottom-line will be just a short temporary thing because I'd love to be able to do more of the following for you:
  • Write how-to articles that answer your specific questions

  • Bring you articles and suggestions from industry experts

  • Be more readily available to answer your questions; etc.
This will eventually bring my bottom line back up (bottom line of my business that is) ;o) which helps with the exorbitant cost of financially, emotionally, and physically 'raising' my 22 year old son who has Autism, lives with me, and is fully dependent on me ... and he's a total sweetheart. :o)

This is an exciting opportunity for all of us! Win-Win!
When getting your form(s) from their website you'll have so many more options for editing than you have when downloading the form from my website here to your computer - and just think, no more lost forms; no more waiting for replacements; no more hassle - your forms are all right there at ready for when you need them again.

You'll be able to:

  • Fill 'em in (just like when getting them here)

  • Easily get rid of text and/or images (I'm unable to provide those choices if you download the form from me)

  • Easily add text and/or images/logos (logos are another big struggle if you download the form from here)

  • Digitally sign it (their digital signature system *stomps* my digital signature 'system')

  • Send it through their system (email, fax, invite your customer to go online to access and print the document you sent him - getting the form from here doesn't allow for inviting a customer to go online to get his form and/or sign it and send it back to you)

  • Lock it so that the recipient can't do anything to/with it that you don't want him to

  • Access every single form and document in their system, not just the forms you see here

You can edit the joint check agreement form layout itself if you'd like.

If I have other forms here that you'd like to be able to use at PDFfiller please let me know (and also please let them know as well).

If *you* have any forms that you'd like to use through their system email me and I'll get it set up for you.

Believe me, I would *never* allow another company to distribute my forms if I didn't think that it's really worth it for you to take a look.

Click here to see the form at their site.

You can edit it, fill it in, do anything and everything you want with it and you won't be charged to do it. You won't be able to distribute it because it's just a 'practice' if you will but it'll give you an idea of how incredibly easy and useful the PDFfiller system is.

Have fun exploring and have a terrific day!
PS: This is an excellent builder's document / form to use at PDFfiller because it requires so many signatures (no less than 3 from 3 different companies). Everyone can sign it through the PDFfiller system and everyone can get an original copy at once.

That sure beats all the sending back and forth of the joint check agreement document to get everyone's signatures, and then getting originals to everyone.

Trust me I know that while it is great for getting material for a project it can be time-consuming and at times confusing when it comes to processing those documents.

Best to use the joint check agreement through the PDFfiller system so that you can get everyone taken care of at once, all signatures and originals.

And if anyone wants to make any changes to the text of the document they can do that (if you allow them to edit). If they want the changes but you don't want them to edit then you can make the changes yourself. Everyone can collaborate on and be happy with the document!

If you'd still prefer to purchase the forms from my website I am more than happy to help you (but please take a look at PDFfiller before making that decision).

Joint Check Agreement Forms = WIN-WIN-WIN!

The versatility of these joint check agreement forms can't be beat! They can be used on any project $1 to $1,000,000+++++.
Most states, if not all, do *not* mandate anything about these forms, not even their existence - they were designed simply to help the General/Direct, the Sub, and the Supplier to all do successful, profitable business together.

"This economy has really taken a toll on us.  Our clients that have been excellent payers have grown to poor payers.  The Joint Check Agreement form we got here has helped us get paid.  On top of that the purchase of the form was easy and affordable.

Our experience with TheContractorsGroup has impressed us in how efficient the service is and how much we've benefited so thank you for assisting our business."

With regards,
The Fab Shop, Inc.
North Highlands, CA

Here's why the form is great for all of the involved parties…

General Contractors:

  • You might have a Subcontractor that you'd really like to hire for a project but that Subcontractor doesn't stock material or purchase material 'up front' therefore he doesn't have the material needed to do your project for you

  • Or maybe the Sub is a small company and you really want to hire him but the project calls for more material than he can afford to float

  • Or maybe suddenly a bunch of change orders come up that stretch your Subcontractor beyond his financial limits - but the work *has* to get done.

This form allows you to pay your Subcontractor with a check made out to both the Subcontractor *and* the Supplier.

You get to hire the Subcontractor you want to use and in full comfort knowing that the Sub will pay the Supplier for the materials throughout the project - even if for no other reason than because the check is written to both parties.

* A special note for General/Direct Contractors: If there's a Lender on the project you're working on you can do the same thing with them, just in a kind of reverse order if you will.

Ask the Lender to make the checks joint if they're currently making them out to your customer. To correlate it, in this case you the GC/DC are the Sub, the Sub is the Supplier, and the Lender is the General/Direct Contractor.

So the checks that the Lender issues would be made out to you and your customer. Your customer can't get a check from the Lender for your work performed without your name being on it too and therefore you're right there to collect on your invoice when the check is processed.

So by being willing to work with a joint check agreement arrangement…

You WIN!

You can be sure that you'll get paid, and you can be sure that your Sub's supplier(s) get paid.

And on top of that you get to hire the guy you want *and* do so with no risk of liens from supply houses - even a small guy that you like but who might be precariously balanced on a financial ledge due to slow work is now a viable option for your project!

And even more on top of that ;o) you'll be able to hire better Subs that cost a bit more but in the end save you money because of their efficiency and your profits will grow while also helping the Subs and Suppliers to grow.


  • Maybe you're a 'small-guy' who can't afford to stock any material and instead you get your materials 'by-the-project' but you can't afford the amount of material that you need all at once

  • Or maybe you prefer to not stock material (financial and/or storage issues being two things I can think of that would make one prefer to not stock; those are actually two of the main reasons we didn't stock) ;o)

  • Or maybe it's a project size that you handle fine on a normal basis but suddenly out of the blue come a bunch of change orders requiring extra material that you can't afford to pay for upfront

This form is a life/business-saver when you can't afford to purchase your material upfront.

As long as your Supplier is willing to do it this is an excellent way to grow your business, gradually taking on more (and even bigger) jobs.

Important Tip
If you want or need to have your payments paid via joint check then make sure that it's in your contract that joint check agreements will be used; do this to avoid any issues when it comes time for payment.
Some Subs often express concern that this will let the General Contractor know what their markup is on their material.

Don't let that concern stop you from doing this because when you submit the lien waiver/release forms from your supplier(s) your customer will know right then how much you paid for the material and possibly figure out what your markup was on it.

During the years I was a contractor there was never a comment made by the General Contractor regarding our material markup.

Anyhow the point being that your customer *is* going to know those numbers so don't let that concern hold you back from exercising the options (joint check agreements for example) that can help you to grow (or even just keep it steady if that's what you're looking for).

Guess what that means? … *YOU WIN* and you're also contributing to the win that your GC/DC and your Supplier are experiencing.


These agreements are opportunities for you to quickly grow your business and the amount of material you sell.

Offer this to a select number of your contractor customers and it'll allow those contractors to bid larger jobs which brings those greater material purchases to you which eventually increases *your* bottom-line.

You know you're getting paid because it's a joint check so why not try it?

And if all else fails and the General/Direct skips with the payment, you haven't given up any lien rights by using the form; you still have 100% of those rights.

So, when used wisely this joint check agreement form can mean that *YOU WIN* and that you're contributing to helping your contractor customer and maybe even his customer to grow their own businesses - another win.

It's also great, basically free, advertising.

See? Everybody wins! (I love friendly yet helpful competition!)

PS:Regardless of whether or not there's a joint check agreement in place you *MUST* still require lien waiver release forms for proof of payment as well as for protection from fraudulent liens.

Click the "Add to Cart" button above and in less than 5 minutes you can have this form downloaded, filled in, printed, and ready to go!

Contents of the Package

The package contains two copies of the form, one is PDF and the other is a WORD document.

PDF documents work on every computer as long as the most recent free Reader software is installed. I can show you how to get to and download it if you'd like.

They're also as good as, if not better than, WORD and EXCEL documents. :o)

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