Inc. in Business Name, Independent Contractor and LLC Members & Managers

A bowl of ‘alphabet soup’ results from the many acronyms that makeup titles, names and descriptions of a contractor’s potential roles in a company organization. Another ‘short’ question and we help a young contractor hoping to make a ‘name’ for himself… Q:  I understand the requirements for the RME (min. 32 hours per week, etc.) … Continue reading Inc. in Business Name, Independent Contractor and LLC Members & Managers

Convicted Felon Licensing in CA, AZ & NV, Background Checks, Fingerprinting and Criminal Disclosure Statements

While law is law, what makes our American way great is everyone is entitled to an opinion. Let’s be clear, I am not an attorney. However, when you break the law, did your time and paid your fine, you can find a second chance if fear and extra paperwork does not deter you… Q:  I … Continue reading Convicted Felon Licensing in CA, AZ & NV, Background Checks, Fingerprinting and Criminal Disclosure Statements

NV JV Licensing, License Piggybacking, Experience Credit Documentation and Ownership Changes

A ‘no way, no how’ gets us started on this round of contractor “Q&A.” We find a short answer in a very long question for a North Carolina contractor interested in ‘rolling the dice’ on a new venture in Nevada. And, a license applicant shows us why you keep copies of all your paperwork…   … Continue reading NV JV Licensing, License Piggybacking, Experience Credit Documentation and Ownership Changes

Lost a Qualifier, Reporting False Qualifier, Bond Transfers and New Extension of License Reciprocity

Your Qualifier just called and quit, what now? We ‘bond’ with a young contractor who is following in his father’s footsteps.  We ‘re-member’ rules on a ‘limited’ question about names, but first new law brings new opportunity for contractors ready to travel…   Q:  One of my subcontractors recently obtained his Arizona license and he … Continue reading Lost a Qualifier, Reporting False Qualifier, Bond Transfers and New Extension of License Reciprocity

“C-10” or “C-7”, General Well Drilling, Machinery & Pumps, AZ Reciprocity

If you’re a General Engineering contractor reading to the end of this column, that is likely opportunity you ‘hear’ knocking.  A ‘flood’ of work in Arizona is motivating contractors to consider over the border licensing opportunity. We start with a question that has a ‘yes’ and a ‘no’ for one contractor with ‘reciprocity’ in mind… … Continue reading “C-10” or “C-7”, General Well Drilling, Machinery & Pumps, AZ Reciprocity

Filing a CSLB Complaint, Bond Advertising, Drywall Waiver and AZ License Change Update

While we are the experts on contractor’s licensing even I can’t explain some of the rules on the book.  I ‘sign’ on this time with a ‘specialized’ question that has no answer! … Q:  What makes plumbers, electrical sign contractors and well drillers so special that they require additional license displays (name, address, license, bigger … Continue reading Filing a CSLB Complaint, Bond Advertising, Drywall Waiver and AZ License Change Update

Well Drilling for Generals, License Experience Credit & Manufacturer Licensing

While the drought in California has caused many problems, there is also a flipside of the coin and an opportunity for contractors that hasn’t ‘dried up.’ When does the need to be licensed kick in for a manufacturer about to sign a ‘contract’? But we begin with some great memories for a father and son… … Continue reading Well Drilling for Generals, License Experience Credit & Manufacturer Licensing