Author Archives: Capitol Services

‘S’ Corp Licensing, CA Financial Info Requirement and Foreign Corporations

As the contractor’s licensing expert, I get all kinds of questions. Many are simple, straightforward issues with easy to understand answers. Some are complex, multi-layered ‘regulation’ cakes that require answers one slice at a time! Let’s cut to the chase… … Continue reading

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Joint Ventures, Matching Business Names and Who Signs Renewals

One for all and all for one, these contractors get served a ‘split’. Another venture gets a short answer on a ‘joint’ license bid, and a ‘hyper’ contractor gets to chill on his worries!… Q:  We have a Joint Venture (JV) … Continue reading

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“C-10″ and Low Voltage Waiver, Adding Classes and Replacement Qualifiers

What’s better than getting a new driver’s license you can renew by mail? How about getting a waiver on testing to add new opportunity to your contractor license! These contractors learned that sometimes you can, and sometimes you can’t… Q:  … Continue reading

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Stock or Asset Sales, Qualifier Qualifying and Sharing Contractor’s Bonds

Not only sure, I am ‘surety’ about this answer that corrects a contractor’s mistaken ‘impression.’ Another contractor will have to ‘divide’ his experience in his request to ‘subtract’ a Qualifier and ‘add’ another, and I give a ‘concrete’ example of … Continue reading

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Out of State Qualifiers, Reviving Expired Licenses and Certified License History

Fresh, new and original. Same old rules with new booming economic opportunity adding players to the contractor ranks of the Golden State. As some find talent outside the state others are coming back to the ‘game’ in CA. Another question … Continue reading

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Underground Cable, CSLB Active License Search and Multiple DBA’s

Some things in law don’t seem to make sense but it’s how the rules are ‘interpreted’ that really matter to our first contractor. I will ‘excel’ as expert in offering not one, but two solutions for a contractor, then ‘multiply’ … Continue reading

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License Sharing, Failing to Show Up for Exams and RME Scope of Work

You can ‘share’ almost anything on social media, but contractor’s licenses are not one of those things. I remind a frazzled contractor why it’s important to keep your ‘snail-mail’ address up to ‘speed’ with the Contractor’s Board. And we wrap … Continue reading

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Expired, Revived & Transfers, “C-10″ or “C-7″ and Death of a Partner

Impossible no. You can do that, but it won’t be easy! Oh, say can you “C”? How about letting a buddy use your license? Answers are the reason you ask and we share them here so contractors learn from the … Continue reading

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Changing Business Structure, Names & Required Home Improvement Contracts

A new year brings new opportunity. Opportunity often brings changes in life and business. Like a rock thrown in water, change also has a ‘ripple effect’ that might affect your contractor licensing. Sometimes it takes an expert to know how … Continue reading

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Online Renewals, DBA’s, Selling or Installing and Adding Classes to General Building CA Licenses

While you can get many things on the web, some exceptions remain. With economic growth comes new opportunity for contractors. One new venture ‘flushes’ out an answer on the difference between selling and installing as a contractor, another discovers he … Continue reading

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