JV Licenses & Out of State Partners, NV Applications, Bid Limits & Financial Statements

Attending conferences, CSLB Board meetings and other events important to contractors is part of my job. For many contractors seeking contracts and new bid opportunity also takes them out ‘on the road’…  Q:  We are a CA “B” General Building contracting company and are applying for a new license in the State of Nevada.  We typically … Continue reading JV Licenses & Out of State Partners, NV Applications, Bid Limits & Financial Statements

Service & Repair vs HIC limits, Bid Limits for Licensing Requirements & Pocket Cards

When there is a question of what the law actually says people will try to exploit it to their advantage. This is important to both sides of a contract- consumer and contractor. A recent case prompted the CSLB to issue a News Release highlighting the need for consumers to understand the difference between a service … Continue reading Service & Repair vs HIC limits, Bid Limits for Licensing Requirements & Pocket Cards

Reviving Suspended Corporate Licensing, Fencing, Licensing for Consultants & Fees

‘Work-arounds’, loopholes, or gray areas can sometimes be exceptions to the rules. But they are often looked for to avoid doing what is ‘business as usual’ as in our first question. Nice try but let me count the ways it’s not going to work. We finish with raising a contractor’s ‘suspended’ corporation… Q:  We are … Continue reading Reviving Suspended Corporate Licensing, Fencing, Licensing for Consultants & Fees

DIR Registration, Family Transfer and RME Reactivation of Expired Licensing

Important updates you don’t want to miss, but first losing a family member is never easy, but our second question shows that losing their loved one was only the beginning for this contractor family. Although it’s not much, we do find a small silver lining to the dark clouds… Q:  We’re contemplating hiring this guy … Continue reading DIR Registration, Family Transfer and RME Reactivation of Expired Licensing

“C-61″/”D-21” Pumps & Cranes, Listing Corporate Officers & AZ Handyman Experience for Licensing

What can you do in Arizona that you can’t do here?  We also help contractors with questions on LLC and foreign corporations, and we ‘raise’ the spirits of a Nevada company looking for work in California… Q:  I have worked as a journeyman handyman/contractor for almost a year in California and I just recently moved … Continue reading “C-61″/”D-21” Pumps & Cranes, Listing Corporate Officers & AZ Handyman Experience for Licensing

General Partners, DOSH & “C-22”, Limits & Scope of “C-27” Licenses

What work, outside your specialty, can you do? Our first contractor finds himself‘fenced out’ on a job he can rightly do. A demolition contractor helps us‘break down’ the new ‘asbestos licensing’, and we must ‘demolish’ the ideas of a partnership hoping to maintain the ‘status quo’ in their current license… Q:   We currently have a … Continue reading General Partners, DOSH & “C-22”, Limits & Scope of “C-27” Licenses

“C-55”, LLC Members & Managers, and Qualifying More Than One License

While most contractors have a grasp of the laws they work under, some of those rules really require an expert eye. Long-awaited in California, the availability of LLC licensing is not without some remaining rumors and confusion among contractors.  Finally, we have to disappoint a NV contractor who thought he might avoid one CA exam… … Continue reading “C-55”, LLC Members & Managers, and Qualifying More Than One License