Foreign vs CA LLC, Business Names, LLC Liability Insurance Requirement

A ‘suspense’ thriller has a happy ending for this Limited Liability Company (LLC) that begins our contractor Q&A. We save time and money for a ‘General’ whose plan was defeated by a single word. Our final Q&A helps plot the route for another LLC seeking a ‘foreign’ designation for their company… Q:  Our LLC license … Continue reading Foreign vs CA LLC, Business Names, LLC Liability Insurance Requirement

Construction Manager, CSLB Complaints, JV Licensing and AZ Classification Changes 2014

Not a real earthquake like we experience in California, but contractors with Arizona licenses are being ‘shaken up’ about important changes in classifications. If you want to work over the border this may be a good time to get going with your application.  We find ‘it’s one for all, all for one’ in answering a … Continue reading Construction Manager, CSLB Complaints, JV Licensing and AZ Classification Changes 2014

“C-6”, Experience Credit, BQI for Qualifiers & Splitting Licenses

What you believe you know or think is right may not always be the case when it comes to contractor regulations. We often hear from contractors who heard a rumor or were given inaccurate or incorrect information by someone else. Another aspiring contractor hopes to ‘qualify’ his experience into a license number but first we … Continue reading “C-6”, Experience Credit, BQI for Qualifiers & Splitting Licenses

Disaster Bid Scams, Worker’s Compensation & NV Reciprocity

With the ‘Silver’ state in his sights, a ‘Golden’ state contractor will learn if his license number is a good bet in neighboring Nevada. The countdown is on for another contractor with concerns about his Worker’s Compensation coverage, and we ‘smoke out’ a rare alert for both contractors and homeowners… Q:  My husband has an … Continue reading Disaster Bid Scams, Worker’s Compensation & NV Reciprocity

What a “B” Can’t Do, CA Corporate Licensing & RME/RMO

Times are improving for contractors large and small, and almost everyone in-between!  The North State Building Industry Association held its first Trades Job Fair in seven years in Sacramento this month. Among the skilled trades being sought were licensed plumbing, HVAC, landscaping, roofing, energy and electrical contractors. Unlike the last few years, now you can … Continue reading What a “B” Can’t Do, CA Corporate Licensing & RME/RMO

Public Work Bids, AZ Reciprocity, Partnership Licensing and Low Voltage Electrical DOSH

A change in public works bids is coming, and yes, more paperwork is likely going to be required. We ‘power up’ an answer for a ‘low voltage’ question and help another contractor plan for retirement in another state… Q:  I am aware that employees working for electrical contractors are required to have their electrical certification through … Continue reading Public Work Bids, AZ Reciprocity, Partnership Licensing and Low Voltage Electrical DOSH

“C-23”, “C-51”, RMO, LLC Members vs Managers & SWIFT Justice

Q:  Your firm assisted us in getting set up with our “B”, “C-23” (Ornamental Metal), and “C-17” (Glazing) licenses.  We would now like to add the “C-51” (Structural Steel) to the license.  Our company is very diverse and sometimes gets into areas that could be considered “structural” and we of course don’t want any problems.  … Continue reading “C-23”, “C-51”, RMO, LLC Members vs Managers & SWIFT Justice