As a contractor, subcontractor, or material supplier, you need to protect your right to payment when taking on new projects. That’s where preliminary notices come in.
Sending a pre lien at the start of your project is critical in the event of a slow, short, or no pay situation as it ensures that you have rights to file a lien later on.
But preparing pre liens can be a full-time job in and of itself. Not only do you have to send one for all your projects, but you also need to keep up with timelines, state and county requirements, and more.
To make the process easier, various companies offer preliminary notices services. But what’s the difference between them, and how do you know which provider is best for you?
At CNS, we let our services do the talking because we are confident in the value we provide.
Our approach is simple: offer our customers the best services in a way that truly works for them. We do this because we understand the importance of establishing long-lasting partnerships, which can only be done through good and reliable services.
Below, we’ll explain some of the reasons our services separate us from the competition.
Premium Customer Service
At CNS, we take pride in providing the highest level of customer service across the board.
Our goal is to work as an extension of your team, learning the ins and outs of your company and how you like to do business.
To achieve this, we assign you a dedicated customer representative for personalized assistance unique to your business and situation.
But our customer service doesn’t stop there. After all, the most important aspect of pre lien services is the level of research and attention dedicated to ensuring their accuracy.
In-Depth Research Is the Standard
Many prelim services offer varying degrees of customer service and research based on the tier you choose to pay for. Not us.
We make sure that premium customer service and in-depth research are standard for all our customers — whether they do one job with us or multiple.
We don’t believe in making our customers pay extra for greater attention to detail because preparing and sending prelims is all about attention to detail.
Even the slightest mistake when preparing a pre lien can render it completely ineffective.
In other words, anything less than the best can lead to you losing your lien rights and put your due payment at risk.
To ensure our customers always receive the best service, we provide a robust research process to find missing information in prelims and verify their accuracy.
Be sure to read our article, “What Goes Into Our Preliminary Notice Services?” to learn more.
Almost 4 Decades of Experience
CNS was founded in 1984, that’s the same year that California began instituting the preliminary notice.
Now, almost 40 years later and hundreds of thousands of construction notices processed, we are still helping contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and rental equipment companies get paid.
We’ve been there from the start, staying on top of every new law, deadline, timetable, and requirement implemented. And because of that invaluable experience, we’ve been able to perfect our process to achieve greater accuracy in preparing your pre liens than anyone else in the industry.
Pre lien services exist to help with payment issues. The last thing we want is for our customers to have to deal with more money-related problems when working with us.
As such, our preliminary notice services require NO SETUP FEES, SUBSCRIPTIONS, OR LONG TERM COMMITMENTS.
Our pricing is upfront, so you know exactly what to expect from the get-go. This structure also offers additional benefits to you.
Pay Only for What You Need
At CNS, we’re aware that construction job flow is seasonal. That means that pre lien services should be as well. Otherwise, you’re incurring costs when you’re not working.
By not dealing with subscriptions or long-term contracts, our customers only pay for our services when they need them.
Your Number of Jobs Doesn’t Affect Pricing
Many prelim services offer different pricing options based on how many jobs you work on in a certain period.
However, the issue with this is that construction work isn’t always consistent.
We never want our customers to worry about meeting a certain number of jobs to ensure a specific price for their services.
So instead of offering different price packages that could fluctuate, we offer straightforward pricing that causes no stress or headaches.
Don’t Put Your Construction Payment at Risk
All preliminary notice services are not created equal.
Because of that, it is critical that you do your research when trying to determine the best pre lien services for you and your business.
After all, pre liens are the first step to protecting your right to payment, and inadequate services could jeopardize your hard-earned pay.
If you wish to learn more about CNS and what we offer, be sure to read about our services.
Prefer to call? You can reach us at 800-366-5660.
Disclaimer: CNS is not an attorney, and if you need legal advice, please contact one.