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About Jeremy Schaedler

Shortly after graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelors degree in economics, Jeremy founded Surety First Insurance Services (formerly Schaedler Insurance), a Northern California based insurance agency specializing in surety bonds for California construction professionals. Jeremy is happily married and the proud father of two young boys. In his free time, he enjoys camping, fishing and shooting the breeze with friends and family.
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The San Francisco Builders Exchange


If a contractor, builder, or other professionals within the construction industry are looking for a supportive community that offers resources to improve their business among other perks, joining a builders exchange would be a critical move. This article is intended to help construction professionals in the San Francisco area understand what the San Francisco Builders […]

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How to Get a C-39 Roofing Contractor License in California


Compliance is critical. Looking for more information? Keep reading to learn how to get a roofing license in California with Surely First. What Is a Roofing Contractor License? A C–39 license certifies that an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or joint venture is licensed to work on roofs. Before the construction of any building, […]

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General Building Contractor License


To contract and work on the vast majority of construction projects in California it’s required to be licensed by the California Contractors State License Board. The type of contracting license you obtain permits you to take on certain jobs while restricting you from others and requires specific experience for licensure. So how do you know […]

CEO Breeding Grounds


When thinking of CEO breeding grounds, the mind may go to investment firms like JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs or Ivy League institutions like Harvard or Princeton. But before their careers started and prior to earning their prestigious titles, they each came from a hometown that was likely similar to the one you grew up […]

How Quickly You Could Reach Your Savings Goals By Cutting Out Indulgences


While grabbing that iced latte from Starbucks® every morning might only cost you a few dollars per day, a regular drive-thru coffee routine is just one of many common spending habits that can really add up over time. We took a look at the toll that different everyday splurges like coffee outings, happy hours, and […]

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How to Get a C-29 Masonry Contractor License


Getting a masonry contractor license can catapult your contracting career in a new and successful direction. As with acquiring a contractors license in any trade, becoming a licensed masonry contractor takes hard work and dedication. To receive a C-29 license from the Contractors State License Board, you must meet certain prerequisites, pass two exams, and […]

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California Refrigeration Contractor Licenses Explained


Being a refrigeration contractor can be a lucrative career. After all, how many people do you know who don’t have a refrigerator? It’s a contracting job that comes with steady work, which makes this type of licensure widely sought after. Find out more about what refrigeration contractors do, as well as what it takes to […]

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A Guide to California’s CSLB License Classifications


One agency every California contractor needs to be familiar with is the Contractors State License Board. This government agency determines who can perform contracting work and how, as well as establishes the rules and requirements for licensure. Learn more about the Contractors State License Board below, including types of contractor licenses, who needs licensure to […]

How Does Average Rent Compare to Average Mortgage Payments in the U.S. – A Study


In recent months, the housing market has been overwhelmingly favorable to sellers and equally unfavorable for buyers looking for their next home. This means that those who currently rent are continuing to do so, even if they want to buy, and those who are venturing away from the nest for the first time are more […]

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Surety Bond Forms: A Complete Guide


No one likes reading paperwork, and surety bond documents can be particularly confusing at first glance. This guide will help you understand what exactly a surety bond form is, how to obtain one, and how to read the form so that you don’t miss bond requirements that impact your coverage.    What Is a Surety […]