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What We Do

What We Do
Providing the CRITICAL; RESEARCH, VERIFICATION, PREPARATION and SERVING of preliminary notices, mechanic’s liens and/or construction liens, and related construction notices which protect the lien RIGHTS of: Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Materials Suppliers, Equipment Rental Companies, Designers, Engineers, Architects, and Manufacturers who provide products, materials, and equipment used in the building and improvement of Real Property. CRM Lien Services, Inc. is licensed and insured. We provide comprehensive service in all 50 states. Don’t trust your documents to someone who may be willing and able but too small to take a chance on to securely protect your job related accounts receivable. CRM “Serving Industries that build America” for over 30 years.

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Using the 50 State Guide

Preliminary Notice Cycle
Get help understanding how to find the notice or action you may need to take to protect your rights to Claim a Lien or a Bond Claim in all 50 States. Knowing when to file a lien and the need for a preliminary notice becomes easier to understand when using our 50 State Guide. This help page will give you a basic understanding of this tool. However, when in doubt, call us tool free at 1-800-PRELIMS.

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From Our Blog

  • Where to begin? Many of those searching for the best way to protect their lien rights often ask: Where do I begin? The absolute best answer to this question is: At the CRM 50 State Guide! The reason is simple. Those who are unfamiliar with the process or perhaps have not used the process in a long time, are usually unsure of ...
  • Notice of Unpaid Balance or Prelim? Protecting your rights to claim a mechanics lien in Texas can get a little dicey. Unlike many states which require a preliminary notice or notice to owner to be served at the beginning of the project. Texas takes a different approach by requiring those who are protected by the lien laws of Texas to serve what ...
  • If my customer serves a prelim will I be covered? My customer served a prelim on a job and I will be supplying the roofing materials, am I protected under his prelim? Short answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT and there are many possible reasons why you are not protected. To start, the property owner has the ultimate responsibility to become liable to all who participated in the project ...
  • Attorney speaks out on the value of Prelims Jim Wakefield, a seasoned mechanics lien law attorney, at Cummins & White LLP, has recently posted a “Reality Check” for those who may be overlooking the best collections tool for California businesses who supply the¬†local construction industry. Read what Jim reports on the value of the Preliminary Notice for 2016.