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California Contractors License Application & Exam Study Guide

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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 […]

What Is The Difference Between Being Bonded And Insured?

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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 […]

California Bid Opportunities: List of Available CA Construction Bids

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How To Find & Bid on Construction Jobs in California The following free California construction bid opportunities resource has been put together by Surety First, Inc. to help contractors find and bid on construction projects in their local CA area/region. Our list provides bid opportunities available in all […]

California Increasing Contractors License Bond Requirement To $15,000

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Are Cheaper Contractor Bonds Always Better?

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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 […]