Limited Speciality Licensing, DAS Electrical Certification & Worker’s Comp Exemptions

Changes in ‘limited’ specialty licensing in CA has created ‘unlimited’ numbers of relevant questions for contractors. In sharing his disturbing story another contractor will discover there are still a few good options open to him… Q: I was checking the CSLB website for information on the “C-61/D-51”, classification.  It’s showing: “D-51” - Waterproofing and weatherproofing -- under … Continue reading Limited Speciality Licensing, DAS Electrical Certification & Worker’s Comp Exemptions

Applying for Multiple Classifications & Social Security Number Requirement

In the global economy sometimes business comes calling with a ‘foreign’ accent. Some of the legal requirements for becoming a licensed contractor in California are uniquely American and may be ‘lost in translation’… Q:  Our company has been selected to provide a product as part of a building project in Southern California.  The General contractor … Continue reading Applying for Multiple Classifications & Social Security Number Requirement

RME & Inactive Licenses, RMO & Partnerships & Waiver Applications

One word can often make the difference in success or failure in having a contractor’s license. ‘Inactive’ and ‘expired’ are good examples one contractor brings to our attention. Adding a class to your existing license is a way to extend your opportunity and may be possible without taking a test. We also share some ‘general’ … Continue reading RME & Inactive Licenses, RMO & Partnerships & Waiver Applications

HIC Contracts, Mechanic’s Liens & CA Civil Code 8200, 8204

It’s a short question with a long important answer that will impact licensed contractors throughout the State of California. While every Capitol Connection is a ‘must read’ for contractors, this is information you absolutely don’t want to miss… Q: I regularly read your column in my local Builders Exchange's Construction Weekly and I appreciate your insight. … Continue reading HIC Contracts, Mechanic’s Liens & CA Civil Code 8200, 8204