Friends of the North Country, Inc. is continuously seeking eligible General Contractors interested in working on publicly-funded programs in Clinton, Franklin and Essex Counties.
Friends regularly applies for housing rehabilitation grant programs; we currently have active grant programs producing work, which is bid out to our pool of contractors.
The majority of projects are owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, and are funded through various grant sources.
Minority and Women Owned businesses are encouraged to participate, as well as Section 3 contractors as defined by US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). All participating contractors are encouraged to hire low- and very-low income trainees for these projects.
Housing Rehabilitation work often includes: roofing, siding, replacement windows and doors, plumbing, electrical, foundation work, interior finish work, kitchens and bathrooms, accessible ramps, and more.
Projects that entail lead-based paint hazard reduction, are bid to contractors that are certified for such work.
To become listed on the eligible contractor roster, you must:
Fill out a Contractor Application
Sign Affirmative Action Agreement
Provide 3 references
Provide proof of at least $1,000,000 in commercial general liability insurance coverage
* Contractors must carry Worker's Compensation and NYS Disability for all employees
* For lead-based paint certified contractors, provide proof of Certification
Provide the above noted documents to:
Friends of the North Country
1387 Hardscrabble Road
Cadyville, NY 12918