Okay, so here's the deal, and yes I know I'm dumb, but bare with me. So I have this friend who was a subcontractor of mine, now he's an employee performing work for me, basically as a subcontractor just without the title. I've given him 95% of the money available and the job is not yet complete. There are still four walls, and two sets of stairs to complete. The job went overbudget, because all of our supply prices have nearly doubled due to fuel charges and whatnot. I know I should have shopped everything out, and I KNOW i'm dumb for not, so don't post if you're not here to help. What are my obligations as far as the contract go? I have my guy listed as a 'specialist' who is to perform the works. As well, it's common knowledge that he has received all of the money for this job. By common, I mean both the house owner, myself and the specialist all know this. My specialist wants to raise the price, and so do I. The homeowner is not willing to budge. Do I have the right to raise the price, even though we have a contract with a bid for the allotted price? I did not place a "not to exceed" clause anywhere in the contract, so I am just wondering. Help.. and thanks.