A Hawaii subcontractor agreement is a legally binding document that outlines the work a subcontractor performs for a contractor. It establishes a business relationship between the two parties within the scope of the larger project. The contract details the project timeline, how much the contractor will pay the subcontractor, and when that payment will occur.
This document protects the rights of both parties. It helps ensure the subcontractor will get fair treatment and that the contractor will receive all needed work on time. As soon as both parties sign this agreement, it goes into full effect, and the subcontractor and contractor can use it to settle any legal disputes.
“‘Contractor’ means any person who by oneself or through others offers to undertake, or holds oneself out as being able to undertake, or does undertake to alter, add to, subtract from, improve, enhance, or beautify any realty or construct, alter, repair, add to, subtract from, improve, move, wreck, or demolish any building, highway, road, railroad, excavation, or other structure, project, development, or improvement, or do any part thereof, including the erection of scaffolding or other structures or works in connection therewith.
‘Contractor,’ to the extent allowed under federal law, includes a subcontractor, a specialty contractor, and any person, general engineering, general building, or specialty contractor who performs any of the activities listed in the previous paragraph directly or indirectly for the federal government.”
Below, you can download a Hawaii subcontractor agreement template in PDF or Word format:
How long does a contractor have to pay a subcontractor in Hawaii?
Per Hawaii Revised Statutes § 444-25, the contractor must pay the subcontractor within ten days after receipt of the subcontractor’s invoice and after receipt by the contractor of payment from the owner, whichever occurs later.