The Construction Connection - California Contractor News, Notes & Legislation

Jeremy Schaedler

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.

Contractor’s Bonding vs. Liability Insurance

Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail

California contractors often confuse contractors bonding with liability insurance as they are both highly common in the California construction industry with more than 95% of contractors utilizing bonding according to some estimates, while liability insurance is perhaps the most common form of insurance purchased.  Many […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Contractor’s Bonding vs. Liability Insurance

California Construction Bid Opportunities – Updated Master List

Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail

How To Find Construction Jobs To Bid On For Free
The following free construction bid opportunities resource has been put together by Surety First, Inc. to help California contractors find and bid on construction projects in their local area/region of California.  As a note, while many […]

By |October 15th, 2015|Comments Off on California Construction Bid Opportunities – Updated Master List

California Increasing Contractors License Bond Requirement To $15,000

Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail

On October 8th, 2015, California governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 467 into law that increases the license bond requirement from $12,500 to $15,000 for California contractors, among other new provisions. The law will take effect January 1st, 2016, though more information regarding implementation details […]

By |October 11th, 2015|Comments Off on California Increasing Contractors License Bond Requirement To $15,000

California Construction Bid Opportunity’s List – 6/3/2015 Edition

Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail

Wednesday, June 3rd edition of the California Construction Bid Opportunity’s List, a weekly compilation of construction project opportunity’s throughout the state for contractors to bid on.

Should any of the projects listed require a contract bond such as a bid bond, performance bond or a payment […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on California Construction Bid Opportunity’s List – 6/3/2015 Edition

Are Cheaper Contractor Bonds Always Better?

Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail

One of the more common requests we get is from contractors contacting our office looking for “cheap contractor bonds” or “cheap bond companies.” It’s a request we can relate to because when it comes to making any purchase in life whether large or small, price […]

By |March 2nd, 2015|Comments Off on Are Cheaper Contractor Bonds Always Better?

What Is Contractors Bond Form 13b-1?

Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail

Have you been told you need to complete contractors bond form 13b-1 by the CSLB but aren’t sure what it is? Lets back up and start with the basics. As most California contractors know, they are required to have an active $15,000 license bond on […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Comments Off on What Is Contractors Bond Form 13b-1?