Monthly Archives: September 2017

Reciprocity, Paying for License Qualifiers and NV HIS

Now you need it, now you don’t! Moving from one state to another contractor law changes as our first couple questions illustrate. However, our last inquiry offers the ‘exception’ to the rule in CA… Q:  I am a registered HIS (Home … Continue reading

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Unlicensed Offenders, Handy People Limit, Business Purchases and Licensing

Everything. Our homes, communities, State and Nation all come from the labor of hard working men and women. As we celebrate Labor Day to honor those who build America, we honor licensed contractors as the foundation of our world!  You … Continue reading

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Joint Venture Bids, Experience Rejection and RMO Qualifiers

Our last inquiry is the longest as questions ‘multiply’ when contractors combine their ‘ventures.’ Rejection is always hard to take, especially when they are right. Another contractor must seek an ‘advantage’ and balance ‘risk vs reward’ as more is never … Continue reading

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More Concrete Generals, When to Get Fingerprinted and Electrical

We all know what we know, think we know more and often have no clue what we don’t know! In the cases of these contractor questions for our expert, the unfortunate answer was no how, no way… Q:  I currently … Continue reading

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NV Contract Bid Limits, HVAC, Qualifying More Than One License and Concrete Generals

Unlike Johnny Cash, Nevada contractors can’t ‘walk the line’ outside of an original contract limit. Further ‘study’ is required for an aspiring applicant and I find a ‘concrete’ way another licensed contractor can likely double his business opportunities… Q:  We have … Continue reading

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Deterring Theft of Tools & Equipment on and off Construction Sites

They don’t just grow legs and walk away so the Contractor’s Board is warning contractors to watch their tools as we report in this issue. Technology has raised the ‘ante’ and the ‘stakes’ are high as thieves know how to … Continue reading

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Update on Demolishing Mold, Plumbing Sinks and Installation of Synthetic Turf

Law can cut a very fine line. That’s why experts discuss interpretation of the rules which can change as written law meets the real world.  This distinction in regulation ‘sinks’ in for a Masonry contractor. Some ‘grass roots’ advice for … Continue reading

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Reciprocity Waivers, Corporate Licensing and Demolishing Mold

He is likely a gentleman, but isn’t an ‘Officer’! I ‘break down’ the issues on ‘General’ mold removal, while correcting another contractor that reaches an incorrect conclusion about having your cake and eating it too. I will ‘waive’ off his … Continue reading

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Corporate Surrender, Worker’s Comp Exemption, Pipeline & Plumbing

We ‘leak’ real news! However, this answer also has ‘alternate’ choices for this contractor. Another contractor ‘rocks’ my world. We help an Oregon contractor get ‘out of town’, but it’s not going to be easy to leave California… Q:  We … Continue reading

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NV/CA Generals, License Fee Increases and Construction Management

We all have a ‘definite’ idea of how a rule works, but what really counts is who originally ‘defines’ it, especially contractor regulations. Another question prompts an answer on the ‘bond’ between corporations and LLC’s. While Shakespeare asked about ‘to … Continue reading

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