Solar in NV & CA, HIC Salesperson rules & Misleading ‘Waiver’ Offers

Whether in Nevada or California a solar contractor can’t light up your life without the proper license, but which one is right for the job? We offer clarification on the rules for selling home improvements in California. Another contractor gives us the ‘key’ to a slim chance on ‘locking down’ an exam waiver… Q:  We’re … Continue reading Solar in NV & CA, HIC Salesperson rules & Misleading ‘Waiver’ Offers

License SCAM Alert, Canceling Bonds and Joint Venture Licensing in CA

It’s ‘Bond,’ contractor’s Bond that, like fictional super-spy 007, becomes the target for our first ‘shot’ in answering questions this edition.  Another contractor ‘assumes’ responsibility for his answer and we alert all contractors to a phone scam to beware of right now…   Q: The assets of our company were sold and your firm assisted … Continue reading License SCAM Alert, Canceling Bonds and Joint Venture Licensing in CA

Nevada Qualifiers, Out of State Fingerprinting & Renewals without an RME

Do you know you can’t use the same ‘fingerprints’ in two different states? We ‘qualify’ an answer for an out-of-state contractor, share tips on Nevada licensing and learn why your ‘fingerprints’ can’t cross state borderlines…   Q:  I noticed that Nevada doesn’t use the terms RMO/RME like California.  Does that mean that the Qualifying Individual … Continue reading Nevada Qualifiers, Out of State Fingerprinting & Renewals without an RME

National Contractors Licensing, Renewing A License with No Officers & Fingerprinting

While hearts soar on the West Coast with the recent Series win by the San Francisco Giants, our fellow Americans on the Eastern Seaboard struggle to recover from ‘Sandy’s’ devastating strike. Where do you apply for the ‘national’ contractor’s license? Finally, we can help you save a couple bucks!...  Q: We’re looking at doing work … Continue reading National Contractors Licensing, Renewing A License with No Officers & Fingerprinting

“Reviving” a ‘dead’ CA license, metal studs and Joint Venture licensing

Can an old CA contractor’s license be brought back to life again when it ‘died’ a decade ago? The ‘mettle’ of a framing contractor is tested and we finish by helping readers learn what it takes to pull together to form a ‘joint venture’ effort…     Q: My husband had a CA license and … Continue reading “Reviving” a ‘dead’ CA license, metal studs and Joint Venture licensing