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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.

What Is Contractors Bond Form 13b-1?

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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|Blog|Comments Off on What Is Contractors Bond Form 13b-1?

Fixing A Contractors Bond Suspension

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Every month, hundreds of California contractors will have their license suspended by the Contractors State License Board as a result of not having an active contractors license bond (or bond alternative) on file as required by the CSLB, making it illegal for a contractor to […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Fixing A Contractors Bond Suspension

Contractors Bonding & Insurance Company – Surety Spotlight

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As part of our surety spotlight series, we will be profiling surety’s that commonly write or have written contractors license bonds in California to help contractors have a better understanding of the surety’s they do business with.  Today’s spotlight is Contractors Bonding & Insurance Company […]

By |January 27th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Contractors Bonding & Insurance Company – Surety Spotlight

California Contractors $100,000 LLC Bond

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The $100,000 LLC bond is required for all contractors in California with a business entity registered as an LLC (Limited Liability Company). In 2010, Senate Bill 392 authorized the Contractors State License Board to issue licenses to LLC’s, which were not obtainable prior to this time. […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on California Contractors $100,000 LLC Bond

Contractor License Bonds For New Applicants

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Congratulations on your journey to becoming a licensed contractor in California!  If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve reached the point in the licensing process where you’ve been assigned your application fee number by the Contractors State License Board and have received a […]

By |July 26th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Contractor License Bonds For New Applicants

Surety Directory- California Contractors License Bonds

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One of the most common questions contractors have regarding their bond is how to contact the surety that wrote their bond for claims, billing or other purposes.  […]

By |June 23rd, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Surety Directory- California Contractors License Bonds