DIR, Public Works, Small Project Exemption and Find My Licensed Contractor Resource

School’s out for summer, but the lessons never end for contractors. New law, changes in interpretation and important deadlines require an ongoing ‘learning curve.’ Here’s an expert tutorial and a reminder to turn those ‘papers’ in on time! I am frequently reminded from readers that Public Works Contractors are a big portion of my readers.  So … Continue reading DIR, Public Works, Small Project Exemption and Find My Licensed Contractor Resource

Corp License Family Transfer, Work Comp, Fingerprinting and Signing Authority

DNA isn’t required yet, but fingerprints still are. You may still have ink on your fingers from that unfortunate traffic stop, or another occasion that doesn’t count here. We ‘single’ out who can sign for an LLC contractor and share a ‘bittersweet’ answer for a son ‘liable’ to follow his father’s footsteps… Q:  If our Corporate … Continue reading Corp License Family Transfer, Work Comp, Fingerprinting and Signing Authority

License Conversions, Owning Multiple Companies, “C-20” / “C-43” and CSLB Field Office Payments

Yes, and Yes again gets the Q&A started. Since making the business structure a legal option in CA, contractor interest has been ‘building’ in Limited Liability Company or LLC transfers. Finish with a ‘No’ and a ‘walk-in’ solution… Q:  I have been advised by my attorney to transfer my Sole Proprietorship business to either a Corporation … Continue reading License Conversions, Owning Multiple Companies, “C-20” / “C-43” and CSLB Field Office Payments

Solar, ‘DBA’, Sunrooms, Business Names and Subcontractor Pay Rule

I start with a suggestion to help put some ‘shine’ in ‘doing business as’ a “C-46” in this opener. Follow up with advice on ‘truth and consequences’ in your business name and share why excuses won’t ‘pay’ for a ‘general’s’ failure… Q:  We are a solar energy company, we are applying for a “C-46” (Solar) Contractor’s … Continue reading Solar, ‘DBA’, Sunrooms, Business Names and Subcontractor Pay Rule

Suspense for JV Members, LLC Officer Reporting and Worker Comp Requirement in Hiring

We start by helping a former contractor make what’s old new again! Are reminded of the Beatles song, ‘Nowhere Man’ with an LLC question and take a ‘cut’ at answering a “C-27”.  Our last contractor learns to his horror that he has no place to ‘stand’ after a license is allowed to die… Q:  I was … Continue reading Suspense for JV Members, LLC Officer Reporting and Worker Comp Requirement in Hiring

Corporate License Changes, Single Member LLC, Misdemeanor Convictions and Pole Inspections

We start this helping of contractor Q and A by serving up a ‘pole-ish’ answer. With all the work on the ‘table’ now is exactly the right time to start to get a license application cooking! For another there is ‘conviction’ in my response but hope in this answer… Q:  I am a Texas company … Continue reading Corporate License Changes, Single Member LLC, Misdemeanor Convictions and Pole Inspections

Unlicensed Enforcement, NV LLC’s & Applications and AZ Open Book Testing

Some state’s contractor exams are hard while others can be an ‘open book’. However, our first contractor gets a ‘pass’ on one exam and ‘cracks’ the book on another. A NV question has a ‘foreign’ accent, while I demonstrate how to ‘cut red tape’ for a multi-state contractor… Q:  I am going to be taking the … Continue reading Unlicensed Enforcement, NV LLC’s & Applications and AZ Open Book Testing