Should you sign a subcontract you don’t understand?
Should you refuse to sign a contract and risk losing the job?
Should you sign a subcontract that puts all the liability on you and none on the owner or GC?
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Now Available on Amazon!

Karalynn Cromeen's new book, Quit Getting Screwed, is officially available for purchase! Find all the tips and tricks to negotiate a fair subcontract today.


Signing a subcontract you don’t understand can put your entire livelihood in jeopardy. If you’re a subcontractor, you need to know how to understand and negotiate a fair subcontract.

The Subcontractor Institute was created by Karalynn Cromeens, Owner & Managing Partner of The Cromeens Law Firm. In the sixteen years she has practiced construction, real estate, and business law, she has reviewed and explained thousands of subcontracts. For years, she has tried saving companies that have signed problematic subcontracts. Unfortunately, by the time they came to her it was too late; there was nothing she could do to help.

As hard as she fought, she could not get them out of the poisonous, one-sided subcontract they had signed. She hated seeing clients lose money—sometimes their entire business—over language they did not understand. Seeing these situations play out day after day was the driving force behind her book, Quit Getting Screwed, Understanding and Negotiating the Subcontract, and the creation of The Subcontractor Institute.  

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For only $75/month, you will get full access to The Subcontractor Institute, which includes all 20 chapters of the Mastering the Subcontract course. In addition, we will be continuously rolling out new content and courses, all of which will be available to subscribers for no additional cost!

Full Course

For $500 you will get access to all 20 chapters of the Mastering The Subcontract course. Each chapter includes an instructional video, a course worksheet, the corresponding chapter from Quit Getting Screwed, and templates and/or example wording to use in your business. You will also get a full subcontract written in plain English (no legalese here), and you can also speak with Karalynn Cromeens each week (for 12 weeks) during a live video streaming session.

Single Chapter

Do you just have one specific part of the subcontract you’re interested in learning about, such as payment terms, or change orders? Do you only need a specific template or example wording for a particular issue? If so, the individual chapters are only $50 each.

Free Resources

Here at the Subcontractor Institute we also offer multiple free resources, such as Lien waivers, change order and submittal forms, and more. Check out our Free Resources page today!

“Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man to Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime.”
– Chinese Proverb

Cost Comparison

 The knowledge you will gain from The Subcontractor Institute will pay off for years to come and will save you and your business thousands of dollars.

Click the link below to see a cost comparison between the price of the course and what you would pay in legal fees to have a construction attorney do this work for you. Based on your needs and budget, we have a range of pricing options you can choose from!

Level the playing field and quit getting screwed today!