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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.  

Quick, Convenient Contract Reviews Made Just for Contractors Like You

Unlike other online legal services, our team of contract review experts deal with nothing but construction contracts. We know construction contracts like the back of our hand! We also know that owner or general contractor wanted that signed contract back yesterday, and with our Rush Service, the 2-business-day turnaround begins the moment you submit your contract.

Life moves fast. Don’t just keep up. Outpace the competition with our Rush Contract Review Service today!

The Course - Mastering the Subcontract

Enroll for FREE and 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.

Additional Resources

Here at the Subcontractor Institute we also offer multiple other free resources for your construction company in addition to our full course, such as credit applications, lien waivers, change order and credit reference check forms, and more. Check out our Additional Free Resources page today!

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“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