Monthly Archives: September 2016

Qualifier Exam Waiver Rule, AZ Licenses and Fingerprinting ‘Alien’ Corporate Officers

We help a Vice President ‘waive’ goodbye to the former owner and ‘qualify’ to grab a higher rung in his rise to better things! However, it’s a yes and no answer, like our second question from a contractor ‘moving’ on … Continue reading

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Multiple Entity Licensing for Joint Ventures and Qualifying a Fourth License

It’s not ‘smoke and mirrors’ but a General needs to ‘reflect’ on my answer before taking action!  While not a ‘marriage’ breaking up is still hard to do when you’ve got a shared license between you. First, we ‘engineer’ a … Continue reading

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HVAC, Plumbing & Cooling Towers and a Warning on Unlicensed Contractors in Disaster Areas

While it sometimes feels like a disaster movie living here, people in the Golden State aren’t shaken easily, and are often rebuilding after fire, flood or earthquake. This opens the door for scammers and they have been warned! First, we … Continue reading

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When To Begin Work, Retail Licensing, Solar and Inactive Licenses

Starting, stopping and starting again is part of many projects so the ‘suspense’ of being a licensed contractor is always intense. You can’t get a license ‘wholesale’, especially if you don’t need one. Unfortunately, another contractor learns what he thought … Continue reading

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Loopholes

Why the ‘buddy’ system doesn’t work for contractor’s licensing! Another ‘unlicensed’ inquiry that includes a ‘kickback’ in the answer…  Q:  For many years I have been doing unlicensed construction, most of the work under $500.  I have a corporation already … Continue reading

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Worker Comp Exemption Changes, SoS Matching, NV Financial Statements and Reciprocity

Let’s play ‘match game’! We’ll take ‘multiple choice’ in answering this contractor. Worker’s compensation insurance is just the first step for those previously ‘exempt’ from the need. Taking work outside CA often requires a little ‘two step’ to cross the … Continue reading

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Operating Agreements, Qualifying Three Licenses, LLC Bonds and Name Rules

First, if you’re going to be an ‘operator’ you have to have ‘agreement’ on licensing.  While we have had this question before it’s a new area for CA contracting that likely needs reinforcing with stronger ‘bonds’ and wrap up with … Continue reading

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LLC Bonds, Corp to LLC Transfer and Certified License History

While a contractor can build almost anything time machines remain fiction and you don’t have a ‘license’ to go back to ‘when’ you used to be. Anyone can claim almost anything in our social media world, but the ‘truth’ is … Continue reading

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