Monthly Archives: October 2011

LLC’s, “C-8″, WBE Certification & CA Contractor’s Licensing

Like the State goals in procurement for our disabled veterans, some entrepreneurs are seeking special status to bid those contracts dedicated to other groups. Some innovators are looking to build their profits by adding new classifications to exapand their bid … Continue reading

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LLC Contractor Licensing, Corporate Licenses and Business Names

Having many years experience assisting contractors, it’s always a pleasure to hear from them again. In this particular case, my answer will likely be of interest to an unlimited number of contractors. Another contractor knows that the company name you’re … Continue reading

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HIC, Fingerprinting, Down Payments and Out of State Contractors

You don’t have to get a tattoo when you want a contractor’s license in California, but you do get ‘inked’. That’s often where the trouble starts. An out-of-state builder doesn’t think he needs a license but his lawyer does. Our … Continue reading

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Expired Contractor Licenses, Renewals & Change of Address To CSLB

Like the old school crime drama, Dragnet, the CSLB wants, “just the facts” –including your address changes. Like Detective Joe Friday they now also get your fingerprints! Truth and keeping your information current is your ‘shield’ in avoiding any problems … Continue reading

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Business Names, Fire Sprinklers “C-16″ and Plumbers “C-36″

One thing you can be sure of in business – or life – is things are going to change. For contractors, this means keeping up on the latest changes in rules that govern what you can do; where you can … Continue reading

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Sec. 7057, General Contractors & Self Performing Work

While not a lawyer, I am often asked to provide expert interpretation regarding contractor’s license law. With nearly 30 years assisting contractors in Sacramento this is often enough experience to settle a ‘bet’. These two contractor questions demonstrate why it’s … Continue reading

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