Sharing Contractor Licensing, Transatlantic Experience Credit and Fingerprinting for Inactive License Renewal

You can ‘share’ so much in social media these days, but in the real world of contracting not this! You may detect a slight accent in one inquiry while another contractor plans on mixing business and pleasure while in California… Q:  You recently helped our Iowa company obtain a California contractor’s license. Can you help me … Continue reading Sharing Contractor Licensing, Transatlantic Experience Credit and Fingerprinting for Inactive License Renewal

Rent An RMO and Foreign Corporation Contractor Licensing

You can’t buy forgiveness or ‘rent’ some things either, despite what rumors may have you believe. Just don’t do it… Q:  I am looking to purchase a contracting business but I only have experience working on my own houses and family member’s homes.  I understand it is difficult to qualify based on experience gained as an “owner … Continue reading Rent An RMO and Foreign Corporation Contractor Licensing

Worker Comp, Liability Insurance, PIN Numbers and Rescheduled Test Dates

Let’s start with a ‘liability’ lesson, of particular note for LLC licensees. A reminder on no bidding without an active license and a ‘test’ on exams… Q:  You recently helped me set up my corporation and obtain a Contractor’s License.  I now have put General Liability coverage in place.  Can this be added to the CSLB site under … Continue reading Worker Comp, Liability Insurance, PIN Numbers and Rescheduled Test Dates

A Cautionary Tale on Licensing and Ownership for Contractors

It’s a rude awakening to discover but this contractor has twenty thousand reasons to be upset about the drama, and ‘suspense’ his partner created. Solving this tragic turn of events won’t be one ‘act’. As we all learn from his story, like liberty, the ‘price’ of good partners is eternal vigilance, or keeping eyes wide … Continue reading A Cautionary Tale on Licensing and Ownership for Contractors

Qualifiers, DBA, “C-1” NV and General Experience

We begin at ‘zero’ with our first contractor Q/A. Another contractor adds ‘one’ to our active look at licensing law.  I will ‘second’ the motion suggested for a NV question, while our last inquiry needs ‘three’ trades to be successful, ‘generally’… Q:  I am an attorney and my client is purchasing a construction business.  He has … Continue reading Qualifiers, DBA, “C-1” NV and General Experience

Solar, Sole Owner and License Numbers on Vehicles

A little bit of ‘sole’ searching for a contractor whose business is booming! More advice for a contractor that should ‘register’ for many of you and we bring ‘light’ to the darkness that ‘eclipses’ some incorrect advice… Q:  I have a license as a Sole Proprietorship.  I’ve never had an employee so I have “Exemption from Worker’s … Continue reading Solar, Sole Owner and License Numbers on Vehicles

Death & Waivers, RMO Ownership, Corporation to LLC Licensing and Work Comp Insurance Transfers

We take ‘exemption’ with our first contractor, outline RMO ‘ownership’ and help another family concerned with losing the business after unexpected loss… Q:  As you know, you are helping me with obtaining a new Limited Liability Company (LLC) Contractor’s license in order to replace my existing Corporate license.  Currently, while in the application process, we only have … Continue reading Death & Waivers, RMO Ownership, Corporation to LLC Licensing and Work Comp Insurance Transfers