License Number Advertising, Generals & Landscaping and Expiration of Renewal Applications

Does where your CA license number must appear include the shirt on your back! Keeping work in progress may hinge on your timing when it comes to getting a renewal without a costly timeout. Aiming for the top is not a bad plan, but what level will get you a passing grade on license testing … Continue reading License Number Advertising, Generals & Landscaping and Expiration of Renewal Applications

AZ Generals, Installing Artificial Turf and Disassociation Notice

Misconceptions, rumor, ‘friendly advice’ and complex rules that change when borders get crossed make it tough for contractors at times. That’s one reason it’s important to ask questions! We begin in Arizona and will proceed ‘one step at a time’ because it’s important to get it right wherever you work… Q:  You helped our corporation … Continue reading AZ Generals, Installing Artificial Turf and Disassociation Notice

Documentation for Applications, ‘Family’ Number Re-Assigment, RME Waivers and Who Can Bid?

What you needed yesterday but don’t use in the present may hold the key to getting a contractor’s license back in the future. Documentation is everything. We’ll explore how to get a family waiver, test or not, as the individual case may be… Q:  I had a contractor’s license many years ago and I want … Continue reading Documentation for Applications, ‘Family’ Number Re-Assigment, RME Waivers and Who Can Bid?

Family Waiver, Landscaping Swimming Pools, Responsible Managing Employee Compensation

We often hear from aspiring contractors who have grown up in the business and want to follow in their parent’s footsteps. If you want to keep the same license number timing is everything as we learn here. A landscaper’s ambition gets ‘cut short’ and we review what it takes to be a Responsible Managing Employee… … Continue reading Family Waiver, Landscaping Swimming Pools, Responsible Managing Employee Compensation

SWIFT Justice for Unlicensed Contractors, CSLB Update & Worker’s Comp Re-Certification

In a break from tradition, I believe for the first time, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) held its quarterly meeting in the Sheet Metal Workers’ Assembly Hall in Fairfield, CA on June 18th. According to David Kalb, founder and former owner of Capitol Services, this was a lively meeting lasting close to 5 hours.  … Continue reading SWIFT Justice for Unlicensed Contractors, CSLB Update & Worker’s Comp Re-Certification