California Contractors News, Notes & Legislation

Are Cheaper Contractor Bonds Always Better?

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|Blog|Comments Off

What Is Contractors Bond Form 13b-1?

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 $12,500 license bond on […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off

Fixing A Contractors Bond Suspension

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

Contractors Bonding & Insurance Company – Surety Spotlight

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|Uncategorized|Comments Off

California Contractors $100,000 LLC Bond

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 […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off

Contractor License Bonds For New Applicants

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