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‍ Acme LLC.

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Acme LLC.

Corporation Corp.

Residential Construction Proposal Template

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Date: March 8th 2023



Acme LLC.

Corporation Corp.

This Contract is between Client (the "Client") and Acme LLC, a California limited liability company (the "Coach").

The Contract is dated January 23, 2023.


1.1 Project. The Client is hiring the Coach to develop a coaching relationship between the Client and Coach in order to cultivate the Client's personal, professional, or business goals and create a plan to achieve those goals through stimulating and creative interactions with the ultimate result of maximizing the Client's personal or professional potential.

1.2 Schedule. The Coach will begin work on February 1, 2023 and will continue until the work is completed. This Contract can be ended by either Client or Coach at any time, pursuant to the terms of Section 4, Term and Termination.

The Coach and Client will meet by video conference, 4 days per month for 2 hours.

1.3 Payment. The Client will pay the Coach an hourly rate of $150. Of this, the Client will pay the Coach $500.00 (USD) before work begins.

1.4 Expenses. The Client will reimburse the Coach's expenses. Expenses do not need to be pre-approved by the Client.

1.5 Invoices. The Coach will invoice the Client in accordance with the milestones in Section 1.3. The Client agrees to pay the amount owed within 15 days of receiving the invoice. Payment after that date will incur a late fee of 1.0% per month on the outstanding amount.

1.6 Support. The Coach will not be available by telephone, or email in between scheduled sessions.


- A coaching relationship is a partnership between two or more individuals or entities, like a teacher-student or coach-athlete relationship. Both the Client and Coach must uphold their obligations for the relationship to be successful.

- The Coach agrees to maintain the ethics and standards of behavior established by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

- The Client acknowledges and agrees that coaching is a comprehensive process that may explore different areas of the Client's life, including work, finances, health, and relationships.

- The Client is responsible for implementing the insights and techniques learned from the Coach.


3.1 Overview. This section contains important promises between the parties.

3.2 Authority To Sign. Each party promises to the other party that it has the authority to enter into this Contract and to perform all of its obligations under this Contract.

3.3 Coach Has Right To Give Client Work Product. The Coach promises that it owns the work product, that the Coach is able to give the work product to the Client, and that no other party will claim that it owns the work product. If the Coach uses employees or subcontractors, the Coach also promises that these employees and subcontractors have signed contracts with the Coach giving the Coach any rights that the employees or subcontractors have related to the Coach's background IP and work product.

3.4 Coach Will Comply With Laws. The Coach promises that the manner it does this job, its work product, and any background IP it uses comply with applicable U.S. and foreign laws and regulations.

3.5 Work Product Does Not Infringe. The Coach promises that its work product does not and will not infringe on someone else's intellectual property rights, that the Coach has the right to let the Client use the background IP, and that this Contract does not and will not violate any contract that the Coach has entered into or will enter into with someone else.

3.7 Client-Supplied Material Does Not Infringe. If the Client provides the Coach with material to incorporate into the work product, the Client promises that this material does not infringe on someone else's intellectual property rights.


This Contract is ongoing until it expires or the work is completed. Either party may end this Contract for any reason by sending an email or letter to the other party, informing the recipient that the sender is ending the Contract and that the Contract will end in 7 days. The Contract officially ends once that time has passed. The party that is ending the Contract must provide notice by taking the steps explained in Section 9.4. The Coach must immediately stop working as soon as it receives this notice unless the notice says otherwise.

If either party ends this Contract before the Contract automatically ends, the Client will pay the Contractor for the work done up until when the Contract ends. The following sections don't end even after the Contract ends: 3 (Representations); 6 (Confidential Information); 7 (Limitation of Liability); 8 (Indemnity); and 9 (General).


The Client is hiring the Coach as an independent contractor. The following statements accurately reflect their relationship:

- The Coach will use its own equipment, tools, and material to do the work.

- The Client will not control how the job is performed on a day-to-day basis. Rather, the Coach is responsible for determining when, where, and how it will carry out the work.

- The Client will not provide the Coach with any training.

- The Client and the Coach do not have a partnership or employer-employee relationship.

- The Coach cannot enter into contracts, make promises, or act on behalf of the Client.

- The Coach is not entitled to the Client's benefits (e.g., group insurance, retirement benefits, retirement plans, vacation days).

- The Coach is responsible for its own taxes.

- The Client will not withhold social security and Medicare taxes or make payments for disability insurance, unemployment insurance, or workers compensation for the Coach or any of the Coach's employees or subcontractors.


6.1 Overview. This Contract imposes special restrictions on how the Client and the Coach must handle confidential information. These obligations are explained in this section.

6.2 The Client's Confidential Information. While working for the Client, the Coach may come across, or be given, Client information that is confidential. This is information like customer lists, business strategies, research & development notes, statistics about a website, and other information that is private. The Coach promises to treat this information as if it is the Coach's own confidential information. The Coach may use this information to do its job under this Contract, but not for anything else. For example, if the Client lets the Coach use a customer list to send out a newsletter, the Coach cannot use those email addresses for any other purpose. The one exception to this is if the Client gives the Coach written permission to use the information for another purpose, the Coach may use the information for that purpose, as well. When this Contract ends, the Coach must give back or destroy all confidential information, and confirm that it has done so. The Coach promises that it will not share confidential information with a third party, unless the Client gives the Coach written permission first. The Coach must continue to follow these obligations, even after the Contract ends. The Coach's responsibilities only stop if the Coach can show any of the following: (i) that the information was already public when the Coach came across it; (ii) the information became public after the Coach came across it, but not because of anything the Coach did or didn't do; (iii) the Coach already knew the information when the Coach came across it and the Coach didn't have any obligation to keep it secret; (iv) a third party provided the Coach with the information without requiring that the Coach keep it a secret; or (v) the Coach created the information on its own, without using anything belonging to the Client.

6.3 Third-Party Confidential Information. It's possible the Client and the Coach each have access to confidential information that belongs to third parties. The Client and the Coach each promise that it will not share with the other party confidential information that belongs to third parties, unless it is allowed to do so. If the Client or the Coach is allowed to share confidential information with the other party and does so, the sharing party promises to tell the other party in writing of any special restrictions regarding that information.


Neither party is liable for breach-of-contract damages that the breaching party could not reasonably have foreseen when it entered this Contract.


8.1 Overview. This section transfers certain risks between the parties if a third party sues or goes after the Client or the Coach or both. For example, if the Client gets sued for something that the Coach did, then the Coach may promise to come to the Client's defense or to reimburse the Client for any losses.

8.2 Client Indemnity. In this Contract, the Coach agrees to indemnify the Client (and its affiliates and their directors, officers, employees, and agents) from and against all liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to a third-party claim or proceeding arising out of: (i) the work the Coach has done under this Contract; (ii) a breach by the Coach of its obligations under this Contract; or (iii) a breach by the Coach of the promises it is making in Section 3 (Representations).

8.3 Coach Indemnity. In this Contract, the Client agrees to indemnify the Coach (and its affiliates and their directors, officers, employees, and agents) from and against liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to a third-party claim or proceeding arising out of a breach by the Client of its obligations under this Contract.


9.1 Assignment​. This Contract applies only to the Client and the Coach. Neither the Client nor the Coach can assign its rights or delegate its obligations under this Contract to a third-party (other than by will or intestate), without first receiving the other's written permission.

9.2 Arbitration. As the exclusive means of initiating adversarial proceedings to resolve any dispute arising under this Contract, a party may demand that the dispute be resolved by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its commercial arbitration rules.

9.3 Modification; Waiver. To change anything in this Contract, the Client and the Coach must agree to that change in writing and sign a document showing their contract. Neither party can waive its rights under this Contract or release the other party from its obligations under this Contract, unless the waiving party acknowledges it is doing so in writing and signs a document that says so.

9.4. Noticies.

(a) Over the course of this Contract, one party may need to send a notice to the other party. For the notice to be valid, it must be in writing and delivered in one of the following ways: personal delivery, email, or certified or registered mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested). The notice must be delivered to the party's address listed at the end of this Contract or to another address that the party has provided in writing as an appropriate address to receive notice.

(b) The timing of when a notice is received can be very important. To avoid confusion, a valid notice is considered received as follows: (i) if delivered personally, it is considered received immediately; (ii) if delivered by email, it is considered received upon acknowledgement of receipt; (iii) if delivered by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested), it is considered received upon receipt as indicated by the date on the signed receipt. If a party refuses to accept notice or if notice cannot be delivered because of a change in address for which no notice was given, then it is considered received when the notice is rejected or unable to be delivered. If the notice is received after 5:00pm on a business day at the location specified in the address for that party, or on a day that is not a business day, then the notice is considered received at 9:00am on the next business day.

9.5 Severability. This section deals with what happens if a portion of the Contract is found to be unenforceable. If that's the case, the unenforceable portion will be changed to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable, unless that change is not permitted by law, in which case the portion will be disregarded. If any portion of the Contract is changed or disregarded because it is unenforceable, the rest of the Contract is still enforceable.

9.6 Signatures. The Client and the Coach must sign this document using Bonsai's e-signing system. These electronic signatures count as originals for all purposes.

9.7 Governing Law. The validity, interpretation, construction and performance of this document shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America.

9.8 Entire Contract. This Contract represents the parties' final and complete understanding of this job and the subject matter discussed in this Contract. This Contract supersedes all other contracts (both written and oral) between the parties.



Acme LLC.

Corporation Corp.
Table of contents

A residential construction template is essential for a construction company looking to win more bids and save costs.

Submitting a successful construction bid is essential for any contractor looking to differentiate themselves from the competitors. Here, we'll show you why you should use Bonsai's templates and how to submit a residential construction proposal to land more deals.

Why Use Bonsai's High-Quality Templates

As a contractor, it is vital to have a high-quality residential construction proposal template tailored to meet the project timeline of a specific project. Bonsai's templates have all the relevant details you just need to customize and edit.

Our residential construction proposal is designed to help you create an informative and attractive proposal to a potential client.

What Is a Construction Proposal?

Construction proposals are typically used in construction biding process to win business.

This bid template is designed for industry contractors submitting a residential construction proposal to a potential customer or project owner.

The free template includes information about the contractor, the project, and the estimated cost. The template also includes a table of contents that outlines the proposal's main points, including the details of the materials to be used.

Use Related Templates to Include Quotes & Other Details

Related templates that contain detailed project information, including quotes from manufacturers, may be used to convince potential clients.

The bid template gives construction teams an idea about the cost of raw materials and other details about projects.

A list of subcontractors' quotes may be included for the work they're going to carry out in their projects.

A Simple Construction Proposal Template

This template contains a basic layout to produce residential and commercial construction plans. The template provides owners and contractors information as a whole with sections that outline project scopes, exceptions, clauses, or estimates.

The simplest residential construction proposal will have the contractor’s name listed first in the document, followed by the project title and a brief description.

The construction project budget with the payment schedule is next, followed by the estimated completion date and the signature line.

This free document will also contain company ideas and details of resources and materials.

Construction Proposal Examples

If you're having difficulty launching simple residential construction proposals that you need, you should not be scared. It's unlikely anybody can get into the proposal process without being a contract lawyer.

There's another alternative. You can download free examples of residential construction proposals that can be used to provide effective project details to the owner.

Things to Keep in Mind When Writing a Construction Proposal

  • First, make sure that you clearly state the scope of work to be done at the job site. This document should include a detailed description of the work to be done and details of materials and labor.
  • Second, be sure to include an estimated cost for the project. This should include details like materials, labor, and other associated costs.
  • Finally, make sure that you include a timeline for the project. This should include details like start date, an estimated completion date, and time spent at the site to fulfill various responsibilities.
  • You can also explore the possibility of personalizing your construction proposal template with the help of free PDF software, Word, or Apple pages.

Why Use a Construction Bid Template?

You can use a construction bid template as a building proposal form to create a proposal for the bid. Templates help prepare bids faster than starting with the original.

Spending less time on the bid allows you to cut costs during the bidding process and invariably increases your chances of bagging a project by sending more propositions.

You may need to save time to manage a small business or a minor contract to do more billable tasks. Then you have an instant chance of eliminating a construction bid proposal from your list during the bidding process itself.

Equipment Lease Info

Developed to suit equipment leases, this template offers estimates and rental terms for the construction equipment. Include cover letters, business profiles describing your services, and a plan to meet leasing demands for a particular construction project.

This template contains spaces to itemize equipment expenses and a section devoted to adding conditions.

Pre-construction Schedule

This project proposal template applies to the construction phase before the completion of the job. These templates describe the project scope and schedule and outline construction companies' expectations.

Use these templates in your agreement to define other components like the cost of materials while protecting your workers. The pre-construction services proposition is a highly effective way of establishing the right tone from the start.

Commercial Construction Proposal Template

This template outlines how to create commercial construction projects that you can customize according to project type and size.

Give the client a breakdown of the planned schedule phase, pre-construction responsibility, key team members and relevant expertise.

Include documentation like team members' resumes, insurance, and detailed Gantt chart schedules in all your bids.

Basic Residential Construction Proposal

This basic residential construction proposal template is used by contractors. Letters to directors and the agreement are required to follow a specific format.

The template must contain information regarding approval requests from the author of the application, tone, and the required documents for the application.

Prepare a construction report using this template to ensure the correct design. Such documents and forms must include a section where the client can sign.

Roof Proposal Template

This proposal form contains scope of activities, project and detailed insulation requirements, flashings, adhesives and other resources used for roofing projects.

Use the pricing table to show expected labor and material costs and provide your warranty data and agreement terms for a complete roofing proposal.

Residential and commercial roofers are free to use these completed forms for bids.

Use A Project Manager to Plan Construction Projects

Once your construction proposal is approved, the promise is made in time and for the amount agreed with you. This is the most important step in building a viable development plan.

Bonsai is an award-winning project management tool that assists in organizing tasks, crew, and projects to improve productivity.

Engineering Project Costs

Provide clients with detailed work scopes and itemized cost estimates.

Make a project calendar that shows targets for each stage — from design to building phases. This template is used to compile a simple and accurate estimation of resources.

Set Your Prices

Create fast estimates with the flexibility of estimate blocks.

Easily present your product or service in an attractive and professional format using optional line items.

Organize everything you need in the price catalog and instantly remember them.

Get It Signed

The proposal becomes a legally enforceable contract after you tell the party accepting it to accept the proposal's terms and date, sign, pay, and do so.

Place signatures and/or initials on your proposal whenever possible, and your client will be accompanied through the acceptance process for approval.

Counter-signage support is available.

Keep Track of Everything

How do bids fail? View detailed data to see which recipients engage with your product.

Set an alert system to receive event notifications.

Wow, Your Customers

Kindle your client’s interest with an outstanding proposal.

Add video to your proposal page to create a more compelling presentation that has a lasting impression on the audience.

Work with Teammates

Collaboration on a proposal is easy. Mention it when someone wants to join your team while proposing or resign when it is a problem.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about this template.

How do you write a good construction proposal?

Include on a document, the names of the parties involved, location of the work, scope of work to be performed, itemized list of costs, payment schedule, and a section for both signatures.

What are the major items in a construction proposal?

The major terms of a proposal for construction projects are: scope of work, client details, signatures, scheduled start/finish dates, payment/work schedule, an estimate of project costs, and a section for hidden defects.

How do you write a formal bid on construction?

Simply customize one of Bonsai's pre-made templates. It has all the relevant details to send bids for construction projects. Sign up, edit and send to potential new clients.