I found a builder to build my food truck. Is there anything I should require?

I found a builder to build my food truck.  Is there anything I should require?

A:

Make sure that your food truck builder understands the requirements of the food codes in your region.  Your region can be controlled by a City, the State or a County government.  Create a contract that ensures that if there are mistakes and your truck does not pass the health department inspection that the builder is responsible.  If the food truck builder has a deadline, make sure that there are financial penalties if the builder does not meet that deadline.  For example, if the builder says June 1st 2016 will be the day that the truck is permitted and ready to operate, insert a penalty for every day the builder is late.  $100-$150 per day.  Make sure that the penalty is attached to the day the truck is permitted, not to the day the truck is completed.

Ask to see other food trucks the builder has done.  Talk with those vendors if you can.

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