California Contractors News, Notes & Legislation

4 Steps To Increased Contract Bond Capacity

Many successful small contractors have found working on public projects to be a highly lucrative niche as a result of barriers to entry that prevent non-bonded contractors from bidding on these types of projects. While often profitable, successfully navigating bonded projects takes time and experience […]

By |October 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 4 Steps To Increased Contract Bond Capacity

State National Insurance Contractor Bonds

Not all contractors have had an easy road to prosperity following the catastrophic affects of the last recession, but one positive turn of events has been the robust level of competition between surety’s actively competing for contractors bonding business in California.   The influx of surety […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on State National Insurance Contractor Bonds

City of Los Angeles – Sewer / Storm Drain Connection Bond

Are you a Los Angeles based contractor that works on sewer or storm drains connecting to city infrastructure?  If so, be sure to complete the Los Angeles Bonded Sewer Contractor program prior to performing any work to avoid violating city law.  While some contractors may […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on City of Los Angeles – Sewer / Storm Drain Connection Bond

Why Get A California Business Services Bond?

Many consumers dread the thought of having strangers in their home or business to perform a specific task such as cleaning or painting because you never know who you can or can’t trust.  What if something gets stolen?  Because of this, many savvy consumers will […]

By |August 25th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Why Get A California Business Services Bond?

Contractors License Application & Exam Preparation Guide

Prospective California contractors looking to become licensed for the first time, or existing contractors looking to add a new classification are often overwhelmed by a complicated process that can include lengthy applications and processing times, state administered examinations and background checks just to name a […]

By |August 24th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Contractors License Application & Exam Preparation Guide

Contractor’s Bonding vs. Liability Insurance

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|Blog|Comments Off on Contractor’s Bonding vs. Liability Insurance