Author Archives: Capitol Services

Subcontractor Payments, License Partners, Education Experience Credit and Low Voltage Cabling Rules

While Capitol Services has assisted contractors for more than 30 years and authored more than a thousand Q/A columns, what is old is also new again. Welcome to those of you who are new readers. A reminder about many of … Continue reading

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LLC Contractor Licensing and Exam Waivers

Like landing a plane a hopeful new Qualifier gets the ‘waive’ off before crashing in this first ‘test’ question.  Getting a new license, and an exam waiver has been a frequent inquiry, but like all rules there is almost always … Continue reading

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CA License History, Qualifying Officer, HAZ & ASB Certification and Comp Certificates

Sometimes panic is appropriate, but our first contractor will escape the ‘suspense’ if he follows thru as I suggest. One is better than none, especially when it comes to taking exams as these contractors learn, and we wrap with a … Continue reading

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AZ Reciprocity, Death of a Qualifier and LLC vs Corporate Applications for CA Licensing

Always a good idea to ‘look’ before you leap into new business! Protecting your license and bid opportunity beyond an unexpected turn of events should be part of your business plan, as we learn from these contractors… Q:  We are forming … Continue reading

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Rules for Consumers in Disasters, Sole Owner & Corporate RME and Purchase of A Contracting Business

Sometimes, it’s yes and no as conditions dictate. Either way may be right. It takes a skilled expert to tell the difference. As builders know, ‘it’s measure twice, cut once’ but contractors complex law is sometimes all about ‘splitting hairs’… … Continue reading

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Reciprocity Rules, RME & Partnership Qualifying, Handy Limits and LLC Transfers

When changing your company structure some choices are ‘limited.’ A ‘handy’ answer next with some ‘inactive’ answers to follow including a cool ‘detour’ for an AZ question… Q:  We have a corporate license and are in the process of transferring the … Continue reading

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Inducements, AZ & NV Qualifiers and Disassociation on Multiple Licenses

We often work with attorneys on behalf of contractors and industry clients, so you can probably guess we get a lot of ‘what if’ questions in the office. Here’s one for you! We qualify three questions with one answer and … Continue reading

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License Continuance, NV Alien Applications and Financial Capital Requirements

While some ‘quick’ questions require lengthy answers here, we start with some easy ones this go-round!  We ‘add’ to contractor’s knowledge, ‘frame’ a General, help sort out some other issues including a cancelled license and who can and who can’t … Continue reading

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RME Compensation, Partnership Licensing and Professional Engineers

A question this contractor’s expert won’t answer! But, first several I will. Sometimes you don’t need a ‘pro’ to engineer an update on your license, and we share condolences over a loss, that for a ‘partner’ also causes collateral damage … Continue reading

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Electrical, Plumbing & “B” Licensing and Business Names

Whenever you visit a ‘foreign’ place like CA, it’s good to get a guide! Let me point the way. Assisting contractors would be ‘dbaa’ for Capitol Services, or doing business as always, for some with ‘unacceptable’ business names a ‘dba’ … Continue reading

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